tag team


Definition of tag team

1 : a team of two or more professional wrestlers who spell each other during a match
2 : two or more people working in association toward the same goal usually hyphenated when used attributively

Examples of tag team in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the women's division, the tag team titles were on line. Amanda Jackson, CNN, "What to watch for during night two of WWE's first spectator-free WrestleMania," 5 Apr. 2020 Bliss and Cross walked away the new women's tag team champions. Amanda Jackson, CNN, "What to watch for during night two of WWE's first spectator-free WrestleMania," 5 Apr. 2020 He and partner Tony Atlas are best known for becoming the first black tag team champions in WWE history as The Soul Patrol in 1983. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's daughter Simone begins WWE training to become 4th-gen wrestler," 11 Feb. 2020 Résumé: 25-5; lost to North Carolina State in national championship game Bo Ellis and Maurice Lucas were a powerful tag team, and the first MU squad to reach the NCAA title game featured four players who logged NBA action. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sconnie Madness: An all-time bracket of Wisconsin college basketball teams," 24 Mar. 2020 In certain seasons and habitats, badgers and coyotes will tag team to trap squirrels, groundhogs, and other prey in their burrows. Popular Science, "There was only ever one true Ferris Wheel, and we blew it up," 11 Mar. 2020 Some companies have sent all non-essential employees home, while others have adopted a tag team method, with groups of employees taking turns coming into the office. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "10 lessons from Asia on how to live with a coronavirus outbreak," 4 Mar. 2020 Slated for launch in early February, the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter will tag team with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to study the enigmatic solar winds and magnetic field of our nearest star. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "This new solar orbiter will peek at some of the sun’s most secretive spots," 28 Jan. 2020 The duo became a part of the first African-American tag team — known as The Soul Patrol — to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "Remembering the Stars We've Lost in 2020," 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of tag team

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2020

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“Tag team.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tag%20team. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tag team

: a team of two or more professional wrestlers who take turns fighting during a match

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