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 for To train up
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Train \Train\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trained; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Training.] [OF. trahiner, tra["i]ner,F. tra[^i]ner, LL.
     trahinare, trainare, fr. L. trahere to draw. See Trail.]
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     1. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
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              In hollow cube
              Training his devilish enginery.       --Milton.
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     2. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract
        by stratagem; to entice; to allure. [Obs.]
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              If but a dozen French
              Were there in arms, they would be as a call
              To train ten thousand English to their side. --Shak.
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              O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.
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              This feast, I'll gage my life,
              Is but a plot to train you to your ruin. --Ford.
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     3. To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to
        discipline; as, to train the militia to the manual
        exercise; to train soldiers to the use of arms.
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              Our trained bands, which are the trustiest and most
              proper strength of a free nation.     --Milton.
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              The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train.
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     4. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
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     5. (Hort.) To lead or direct, and form to a wall or espalier;
        to form to a proper shape, by bending, lopping, or
        pruning; as, to train young trees.
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              He trained the young branches to the right hand or
              to the left.                          --Jeffrey.
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     6. (Mining) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to
        its head.
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     To train a gun (Mil. & Naut.), to point it at some object
        either forward or else abaft the beam, that is, not
        directly on the side. --Totten.
     To train, or To train up, to educate; to teach; to form
        by instruction or practice; to bring up.
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              Train up a child in the way he should go; and when
              he is old, he will not depart from it. --Prov. xxii.
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              The first Christians were, by great hardships,
              trained up for glory.                 --Tillotson.
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