Etymology
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double-team (v.)

"attack two-on-one," 1860, American English; see double (adj.) + team (v.). Related: Double-teamed; double-teaming. Earlier as a noun it meant "a double team of horses" (used in plowing, pulling, etc.), by 1830, and this might be the origin of the verb.

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Definitions of double-team

double-team (v.)
cover with two defensive players;
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