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[tawt] /tɔt/
simple past tense and past participle of teach.
Related forms
half-taught, adjective
well-taught, adjective
Can be confused
taught, taut, taunt. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for well-taught
Historical Examples
  • And the lady was very beautiful, as beautiful as my lady, only not good or well-taught like her.

    The Buccaneer Mrs. S. C. Hall
  • They prefer his services to those of the well-taught and meritorious physician.

  • The little girl dared to tread where the older ones had been so well-taught to hold back.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • Ah, it is worth a world of fine, well-taught, scientific melodies!

    Jasper Lyle Harriet Ward
  • The well-taught child will recognize the justice and necessity for the existing processes of life.

  • But every well-taught Sunday scholar knows that Adam did not "cease to exist," when he broke the commandment.

    Practical Religion John Charles Ryle
  • How will the well-taught parade schritt avail them when it comes to a stricken field?

  • So early do well-taught Yankee children develop one qualification for the diaconate.

    A Rambler's lease Bradford Torrey
  • The society of well-taught men, who know and quote and criticise, always makes the untaught uncertain and ill at ease.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Nevertheless, it is but a well-taught lesson; and by no means excuses the neglect of the native idiom.

British Dictionary definitions for well-taught


adjective (well taught when postpositive)
having been shown, tutored, or instructed in a successful manner


the past tense and past participle of teach
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Word Origin and History for well-taught


past tense of teach, from Old English tahte (see teach).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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