noun[treated as singular or plural]
- 1A group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport.More example sentences
- For the most part, hockey is truly a team game in a sports world that sells individuals.
- Sports stars have been invited to visit the borough schools in a bid to promote team games and competitive sports.
- Rather, it is the level that separates whether a player helps his team win or lose games.
- 1.1Two or more people working together: a team of researchers [as modifier]: a team effortMore example sentences
- The council has won a pledge of £200,000 to put together a team of people to shape the future of the West End.
- Now we see him together with a team of fifty people execute a plan and successfully separate the twin girls.
- This is despite the considerable efforts of a team of would-be rescuers.
- 1.2 • informal Used before another word to form the name of a real or notional group that supports or favors the person or thing indicated: are you team Mac or team PC? we’re totally Team Jenna and can’t wait for this delightful show to return[from the way in which some national sports teams are named, e.g. Team GB, Team USA]More example sentences
- Fans wearing 'Team Cheryl' T-shirts delivered flowers to the star's home this weekend.
- The backup's completed and the battery is still at 15% - way to go team netbook!
- Are you Team Dog or Team Cat?
- 1.3Two or more animals, especially horses, harnessed together to pull a vehicle.More example sentences
pair, span, yoke, duo, set, tandem
- The latter seating four adults plus the driver and was pulled by a team of horses.
- The rigid collar and tandem harness allowed teams to pull with equal strength and greater efficiency.
- The CFD was also fully mobilized using fire wagons pulled by horse teams.
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- 1 [no object] (team up) Come together as a team to achieve a common goal: he teamed up with the band to produce the albumMore example sentences
- He and Wazzock have decided to team up with the common goal of inflicting some misery on the troubled teenager.
- They quickly touched on how much they had in common and agreed to team up.
- The children's charity has teamed up with the Federation of Small Businesses and the British Chamber of Commerce to promote family friendly workplaces.
- 2 [with object] (usually team something with) Match or coordinate a garment with (another): a pinstripe suit teamed with a crisp white shirtMore example sentences
- At Prada, Miuccia Prada teamed her narrow suits with a tie into a leu in a bit of East-meets-West kind of gimmickry.
- The orange trouser suit was teamed with her trademark saucy shoes: embellished pointy ankle boots.
- Cosmo tells us the safe way to wear animal print is to team a leopard print top with black pants and stilettos.
take one for the team
- • informal, chiefly US Willingly undertake an unpleasant task or make a personal sacrifice for the collective benefit of one’s friends or colleagues: I took one for the team by naming myself the designated driverMore example sentences
- You've got to take one for the team sometimes.
- He's not happy with the pay freeze, but he's willing to take one for the team.
- There's a difference between taking one for the team and being the fall guy.