Meaning of “double-team” in the English Dictionary

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"double-team" in British English

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double-teamverb [ T ]

uk /ˈdʌb.əl.tiːm/ us /ˈdʌb.əl.tiːm/

in basketball, to have two members of a team trying to prevent an opposing player from scoring:

They double-teamed Jordan in the second half.

(Definition of “double-team” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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