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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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