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

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An ingredient that the Bucks include in their matches better than any other tag team in the world is a seemingly instant chemistry with their opponents. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Takeaways From New Japan, WWE and UFC After a Night in July That Changed the Business," 8 July 2018 PCW’s anniversary show aired this past Friday in Wilmington, which is right outside Los Angeles, and included a tag team main event with the Great Muta. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Rob Van Dam Discusses His Absence on Raw's 25th Anniversary, ECW's Invasion and His Future In PCW," 22 Jan. 2018 Another part of Raw that stood out is the desperate need for Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt to find new opponents for their Raw tag team titles. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: Tama Tonga Says Bullet Club Civil War ‘Has Been a Long Time Coming’," 11 July 2018 Braun Stroman is challenging for the tag team titles by himself. John Sharp, AL.com, "Jerry 'The King' Lawler dishes on Andy Kaufman and Jim Carrey ahead of Wrestlemania 34," 3 Apr. 2018 Reigns was in two tag team matches on Raw, with both ending in disqualification. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: AXS TV’s Mark Cuban Hopes for More Live NJPW Specials," 5 July 2018 Both are married to the tag team members, and both express equal mania for competition. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Playful ‘Tag’ is summer fluff with a heart," 15 June 2018 The most interesting female characters are the two women, Anna and Susan (Leslie Bibb), married to the tag team members, expressing equal mania for competition. Author: Katie Walsh, Anchorage Daily News, "Review: Like the game, ‘Tag’ is a whole lot of fun," 14 June 2018 Over his many years in public office, Perata built up a negative reputation among some voters that rendered him particularly vulnerable to the Quan-Kaplan tag team. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF ranked-choice mayoral election cliffhanger echoes Oakland’s 2010 balloting," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of tag team

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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