coachcoach1 /kəʊtʃ $ koʊtʃ/ ●●●S3W2 noun1IN A SPORTsport [countable]DS someone who trains a person or team in a sporta tennis coachthe Norwegian national coach► see thesaurus at teacher2IN A SCHOOL SUBJECThelp for exam [countable] especially British EnglishSE someone who gives privatelessons to someone in a particular subject, especially so that they can pass an examination3BUSbus [countable] British English a bus with comfortableseats used for long journeysSYN bus American Englishby coachWe went to Paris by coach.on a coachShe’s going to Grimsby on a coach.a coach trip to ScotlandThe restaurant was full of coach parties (=groups of people travelling together on a coach).4IN A TRAINtrain [countable] British EnglishTTT one of the parts of the train in which the passengerssitSYN car American English5PULLED BY HORSEShorses [countable]TTB a large carriagepulled by horses and used in the past for carrying passengers6A CLASS OF TRAVELin plane/train [uncountable] American EnglishTTTTTA the cheapesttype of seats on a plane or trainWe flew coach out to Atlanta.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: someone who trains a person or team in a sporttypes of coacha football/basketball/tennis etc coachJody became the women’s basketball coach.the head coach (=the coach in charge of a team)Jim is head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.an assistant coachHe took a job as an assistant coach at the college.a national coach (=for a team that represents a whole country)Davies was the national coach up to the 1995 World Cup.the team coachHe’s the youth team coach.a top coach (=a very good one)He’s one of America’s top coaches.a professional coach (=one whose job is teaching a sport)The tennis club has a professional coach.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: a bus with comfortable seats used for long journeystypes of coachan express coach (=travelling quickly without stopping much)Express coach services run throughout the day.a passenger coachThe company had thirty-five new passenger coaches.a tourist coachA huge number of tourist coaches visit the site.an air-conditioned coachTravel is by air-conditioned coach.verbsgo/travel by coachWe spent three days travelling by coach across France.get on/get off a coachA group of tourists were getting on the coach.board a coach formal (=get on one)When everyone was there, we boarded the coach for the journey home.coach + NOUNa coach tripThe two-night coach trip to Paris will cost £149.a coach tourHow about going on a coach tour around Europe this year?a coach excursion (=a relatively short coach journey to visit a place)There are coach excursions to the great classical site at Ephesus. a coach party (=a group of people who travel by coach)We’re organizing a coach party to the theatre.a coach driverHe worked as a part-time coach driver.a coach stationYou will go from Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam.a coach serviceOur express coach service goes to the South of France and Costa Brava.coach travelThe advantage of coach travel is that it’s relatively cheap.
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coach• She knows almost no one in the Bay Area except her teammates and coaches.• a basketballcoach• Chaney is one of the bestcoaches in the country, but he doesn't score any points for neatness.• a dramacoach• Many businesspeople have begun flyingcoach to save money.• We got a professionalfootballcoach to come and help us train the team.• Word comes from Boston that longtime coach and scoutJohn Killilea died.• When the painting is complete it will be married with the Londonderry and Lough Swilly coach body now in store at Pennyburn.• As the coach was loaded on Sunday morning, the children looked on sadly.• If he was careful she might even allow him to travel back with her on the coach.• She's the coach of the volleyball team.• The coach makes his decisions and he is the boss.on a coach• When we look at older people we often see large groups of grey heads on coaches or in cheap supermarkets.• Mr. Mendez wanted to put him on a coach and send him down there in style, but Russell kept backing off.• We can't just nipon a coach and go somewhere for the day.• But most of all she loved the fact that it wasn't full of sun-seeking OAPs on coachtours.• She uses her last shillings to buypassageon a coach to the farthestdestination they afford.• Before this match there had been pressureon coach Bernard Laporte and his team to produce the goods.• The rest of the day is spenton a coach tour of Prague.• Waved to some strangerson a coach.coachcoach2 ●●○ verb [transitive]1TEACHto teach a person or team the skills they need for a sportSYN train, → coachingNigel coaches a cricket team in his spare time.► see thesaurus at teach2especially British EnglishTEACH to give someone private lessons in a particular subject, especially so that they can pass an important test → coachingcoach somebody in/for somethingThe child was coached for stardom by her mother.3TEACHto help someone prepare what they should say or do in a particular situation – used to show disapproval → coachingcoach somebody in/on somethingThe girl must have been carefully coached in what to say in court.→ See Verb table
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coach• He seems to enjoycoaching children.• She also sang with Lothian GaelicChoir and coacheddisabled horse riders.• James used to coach high school football.• He once coached Hollander, and he was thrilled to see the young man top Davis and make the world team.• When I played proball, I'd volunteer and coach in the off-season.• It was raining then, but she was focused on the job, on the opportunity to coach in the Pac-10.• Drake started coachinglawyers on their opening statements a decade ago.• As well as teaching French, Martincoachedtennis in his spare time.• We need someone to coach the school team.Origincoach11. (1500-1600)Frenchcoche, from Germankutsche, probably from Hungariankocsi (szeker)“carriage from Kocs”, from Kocs village in Hungary; 2. because a trainer “drives” students through their tests