Definition of team in English:
noun[treated as singular or plural]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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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- 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.
- 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.
The original Anglo-Saxon meaning of team was ‘the bearing of children’. From there it became ‘a brood of young animals’, and then ‘a set of draught animals working together’, which gave us the modern idea of a group of people or set of sports players in the 16th century. In the sense ‘to be full of’ teem (Old English) is linked to team, but teem (Middle English) as in ‘teeming with rain’ is a different word altogether, which comes from Old Norse tómr ‘empty’—the original sense was ‘to drain liquid from’, the same image as in ‘its pouring with rain’.
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.
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