school (one) (in something)(redirected from schooled them in something)
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. slang 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!
See also: school
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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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