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Idioms for tee
Origin of tee1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH teetea, tee
Definition for tee (2 of 3)
- Also called teeing ground. the starting place, usually a hard mound of earth, at the beginning of play for each hole.
- a small wooden, plastic, metal, or rubber peg from which the ball is driven, as in teeing off.
verb (used with object), teed, tee·ing.
- Golf. to strike the ball from a tee.
- Slang. to reprimand severely; scold: He teed off on his son for wrecking the car.
- Informal. to begin: They teed off the program with a medley of songs.
- Baseball, Softball. to make many runs and hits, especially extra-base hits: teeing off for six runs on eight hits, including three doubles and a home run.
- Baseball, Softball. to hit (a pitched ball) hard and far: He teed off on a fastball and drove it into the bleachers.
- Boxing. to strike with a powerful blow, especially to the head: He teed off on his opponent with an overhand right.
- Slang. to make angry, irritated, or disgusted: She was teed off because her dinner guests were late.
Origin of tee2
Definition for tee (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for tee
Both defending champion Tiger Woods and pre-tournament favorite Bryson DeChambeau teed off shortly after play resumed.
When the gates open in the morning, they race in with their folding chairs, high-tailing it to their traditional spots — by the 12th tee or ringing the 18th green — that they can stake out for the day.Masters golfers won’t see the blooms, but they will really miss hearing the roars|Barry Svrluga|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Shorter hitters are not going to get much in the way of roll on their tee shots, giving the bombers an edge.Masters forecast looking wet early, which could pose problems later in the weekend|Matt Bonesteel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Usually, players hit a normal tee shot and then walk up to front of the pond, take another ball out and see it they can hit that one low but leave it high and dry.Jon Rahm’s pond-skipping hole-in-one at Augusta has been done before but was still incredible|Des Bieler|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Bigger hitters still will have an edge off the tee, but precision on approach will be even more crucial considering the possibly longer and trickier second shots.The Masters in 2020 will be unlike any other. Here’s what you need to know.|Matt Bonesteel|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Anxious labor activists know well that the Court has teed up a future challenge to all mandatory dues.The Conservative Case for Unions After the Harris v. Quinn Decision|James Poulos|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This whole thing is teed up for Romney to get some momentum, you understand that, right?
You almost wanted him to clench his teeth, slam his fist, kick the lectern—anything to show that he was teed off.
Sean Hannity teed off on NPR, and had pollster Frank Luntz ask a focus group whether Williams was fired unfairly.
The media narrative by now is set in concrete: The voters are teed off, rising up, mad as hell and ready to wreak havoc.
Well, you seen, when they teed Rip up, t' poor awd lad didn't enjoy very good 'elth.Soldiers Three|Rudyard Kipling
Teed came forward with an ominous self-confidence bordering on insolence.
Mr. Kraus was excused in a state of hydrophobic rage and Teed withdrew in all meekness.
The accusing witness was a janitor whom Teed had played various jokes on and had neglected to appease with tips.
Innes and Robertson were elected by thirty-six votes: the rest (eleven) went to Teed.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould