school someone

school (one) (in something)

1. To tutor, train, or mentor one (in some skill, discipline, field, etc.). I've begun schooling my brother in how to dress and behave for business. I was schooled by the famous painter when I was studying impressionism.
2. To show complete dominance over one (in something); to best one thoroughly (in something). We really schooled our cross-town rivals in the final football game of the season. Wow, your brother is crazy good at video games. He just totally schooled me!
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school someone

tv. to teach someone something, usually as a demonstration of power. (As in I’ll teach you a thing or two which suggests violence.) Am I gonna have to school you in how to act?
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The Elgin Police Department is investigating a graffiti threat against Elgin High School someone wrote on a bathroom wall Thursday at the Walgreens near Ellis Middle School in Elgin.
He said: "At my son's school someone said it was wonderful what we are doing but it is the parent's responsibility to take care of the kids.
Low-income families who lack the resources to move to neighborhoods with better schools or pay for private school tuition are often trapped in a school someone else chose for them.
He said: "I remember when I was about to leave school someone asked me what I would like to do and I said I would like to be in a BBC-type comedy like Blackadder.
The more years of school someone has, the better he or she did on calculations, memory and reasoning tests.
When I got back to school someone had put a pack of nappies in my seat.
"There was one time when Lakysha went to high school someone was getting bullied and she stepped in to help them."
"On my return to school someone had obviously been in touch and the children and teachers were outside holding banners and cheering.
I had to learn to fight--every time I landed at a new school someone always picked a fight.
When I was at school someone came and gave a talk about VSO and I decided then that it was for me.
It seems every time staff work to make further improvements to the school someone comes along and shatters all those efforts in just a few minutes.'
"After I left school someone told me you'll know when it's time to start up as a trainer," he added.
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