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double-team

[ duhb-uhl-teem ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈtim /
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verb (used with object)
to defend against or block (an opposing player) by using two players, as in football or basketball: By double-teaming the end the safety men left the other receiver in the open.
to use two people in the handling of: The company is double-teaming the more complicated jobs with both a scientist and a group manager.
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Origin of double-team

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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