- A cooperative unit (especially in sports)
- Two or more draft animals that work together to pull something
- Form a team
"We teamed up for this new project"
- team up
Sounds like: teem
Derived forms: teaming, teamed, teams
See also: teamster
■ noun [C with sing./pl. verb]
a group of people who work together:
a team leader/member
a team meeting
A team of experts has/have been called in to investigate.
We met in the boss's office for a team briefing.
We take a team-based approach to work.
The success of this project has been a team effort.
The team dynamics
(= the way in which team members work together) didn't work very well, which caused problems.
the design/development/marketing/sales team
◆ to build/form/recruit/train a team
◆ to head (up)/lead/manage/run a team
1 [no obj] team (up) (with sb)
to join with another person or group in order to do sth together:
The two record companies teamed up to launch an online service.
The city's biggest bookstore is teaming with a bike-delivery firm to try to compete with online booksellers.
2 [+ obj] team sb/sth (up) (with sb/sth)
to combine or match two or more things or people:
We teamed our head of design up with a freelance software engineer to work on the website.
- our team made 307 runs in its first inning.
- the chinese team enjoyed the height advantage.
- the visiting team maintained a powerful offensive ...
- jones will be missing from the team line-up.
- both teams have shown good sportsmanship.