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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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