double team

double-team

[duhb-uhl-teem]
verb (used with object)
1.
to defend against or block (an opposing player) by using two players, as in football or basketball: By double-teaming the end the safety men left the other receiver in the open.
2.
to use two people in the handling of: The company is double-teaming the more complicated jobs with both a scientist and a group manager.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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