- 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.
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Examples from the Web for teed
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
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verb tees, teeing or teed
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Word Origin and History for teed
in golf, 1721, back-formation from teaz (1673), taken as a plural; a Scottish word of uncertain origin. The original form was a little heap of sand. The verb meaning "place a ball on a golf tee" is recorded from 1673; figurative sense of "to make ready" (usually with up) is recorded from 1938. Teed off in the figurative sense of "angry, annoyed" is first recorded 1953, probably as a euphemism for p(iss)ed off.