tee up

phrasal verb

teed up; teeing up; tees up
: to place (a ball) on a tee
It's time to tee up.
He teed the ball up.

Examples of tee up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The contest tees up a competitive general election fight, where the winning Democrat will all but certainly face off against the popular former governor as the party seeks to hold on to the seat in November. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 14 May 2024 Several of those members also mulled introducing a motion to vacate, which would tee up a vote to oust Johnson, though others indicated the ultraconservative lawmakers weren't willing to take that step yet. USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2024 The decision tees up a discussion over how to redraw the voting map, which would decide who can vote for candidates to represent them in neighborhoods across Florida’s second most populous city. Joey Flechas, Miami Herald, 11 Apr. 2024 The 48-year-old will tee up for the 26th time at the 88th edition of the prestigious tournament on Thursday, marking only his second competitive appearance of the season and his first major start since last year’s event in Georgia. Jack Bantock, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 Cartwright is up for re-election again this year, when Pennsylvania will take center stage as a top battleground state as Trump and President Biden tee up another face-off for the White House. Emma Colton, Fox News, 18 Mar. 2024 Several ballot initiatives are being teed up for this November. Lisa Frizzell, The Denver Post, 1 Feb. 2024 If the upper chamber cannot reach unanimous consent on how much time to spend on those amendments before a vote later Friday, Schumer would probably have to tee up a vote for Sunday or even Monday instead, due to Senate procedural rules. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 Opting not to tee up his ball, the world No. 5 sent clumps of turf flying before wincing in anguish as his ball splashed into the water well short of the iconic island green. Jack Bantock, CNN, 16 Mar. 2024

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“Tee up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tee%20up. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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