1.verb: to show someone (or thing) that they are wrong or that they do poorly in reference to a specific field through punishment or humiliation
"you think you're good at video games? give me that controller and i'll learn you a lesson!"

"the steelers learned the seahawks a lesson."

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VERY POOR Junky English. The author/s need the Grammar Bammer to Hammer Correct Grammar into them...

It should be Teach or Taught; and It was in My Day.
You call that winning at Gotham City Project?
Gimme that controller and I'll TEACH YOU A LESSON!

Learn you a lesson? That's shabby, poor and utterly bad english! Learn some, before I teach you some!
by J. Michael Reiter March 25, 2006

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i'm sorry, i don't usually pick faults with grammar as grammar rules can sometimes be too picky but i'm afraid the phrase is 'teach you a lesson' not 'learn you a lesson'. that's why a teacher teaches, and a pupil learn.

teach you a lesson is usually used as a threat indicating impending violence.
jimmy: yo mama is so ugly, she turns people's stomachs!

phil: you son of a bitch! i'm going to teach you a lesson!

(this phrase should be teach you a lesson and not learn you a lesson.)
by lotty3k April 01, 2006

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Also related to the absurd patriarchal plea for control. "You must learn lessons, this is why I'm teaching you." Infamously responsible for closing the spiritually liberating "third eye." The phrase, "learn you a lesson," seems to be an unconscious, funny way amongst friends to remind one another how much it sucks to be taught by force. It's amazing how the mind never lets us forget until we forgive.
"That'll learn you a lesson!"
by Brian Kaczmarek March 25, 2006

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