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tr.v. dou·ble-teamed, dou·ble-team·ing, dou·ble-teams Sports
To guard or cover (an offensive player) with two defensive players simultaneously.

double team n.


to defend against or block (an opposing player) by using two players, as in football.


Defensive maneuver in which two players converge on the player with the ball, hoping to force the player into an error.
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Verb1.double-team - cover with two defensive players
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
cover - protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"
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Old man," said the young one, "I reckon we might double-team it together; what do you think?
A challenge for UCLA's defense will be to keep the double-teams off Davis.
Note: We try to have one of the linemen from each of these double-teams release to the second level and block a linebacker.
They made us pay the price on some of double-teams with their 3-point shooting.
The reaction to Bryant's 81-point game two weeks ago Sunday has come in the form of furious double-teams by opposing coaches.
Bryant faced similar double-teams in Wednesday's 105-79 loss to Indiana, a game in which the rest of the Lakers shot 29.
Noorzay, a tremendous leaper at 5-foot-7 who is Taft's top offensive player, could not shake loose from the Chancellors' double-teams.
After years of being undersized and overmatched - linebackers playing end, ends playing tackle - the Bruins finally had a potentially dominant lineman, able to stuff the run, generate a consistent pass rush and draw double-teams.