verb (used with object)
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.
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.

1835–45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
It doesn't account for the nose tackle who holds his ground against the double-team and lets the linebacker make a play.
However, he can get isolated vs the double-team and can struggle to hold the point, as he does not always protect his body.
Some had to double-team to make it over, but all crossed safely.
We will double-team you if necessary to get anything back that you try to take away from us.
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