team ( teams plural & 3rd person present) ( teaming present participle) ( teamed past tense & past participle )
1 n-count-coll A team is a group of people who play a particular sport or game together against other similar groups of people.
The team failed to qualify for the African Nations Cup finals..., He had lost his place in the England team.
2 n-count-coll You can refer to any group of people who work together as a team. Each specialist consultant has a team of doctors under him... team up phrasal verb If you team upwith someone, you join them in order to work together for a particular purpose. You can also say that two people or groups team up. Elton teamed up with Eric Clapton to wow thousands at a Wembley rock concert... V P with n Recently a friend suggested that we team up for a working holiday in Europe in the summer. pl-n V
dream team ( dream teams plural ) A dream team is the best possible group of people to be in a sports team or to do a particular job. n-count
...American basketball's dream team.
SWAT team ( SWAT teams plural ) A SWAT team is a group of policemen who have been specially trained to deal with very dangerous or violent situations. SWAT is an abbreviation for `Special Weapons and Tactics'.
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team-mate ( team-mates plural ) , teammate In a game or sport, your team-mates are the other members of your team. n-count oft poss N
team player ( team players plural ) If you refer to someone as a team player, you mean that they work well with other people in order to achieve things. n-count
Team spirit is the feeling of pride and loyalty that exists among the members of a team and that makes them want their team to do well or to be the best. n-uncount