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dou·ble-team

(dŭb′əl-tēm′)
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.

dou′ble-team′



v.t.
to defend against or block (an opposing player) by using two players, as in football.
[1835–45]

double-team

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.