teed off


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She was very teed off. the boss is really teed off about the loss of one of our most important clients, so don't go near him
Recent Examples on the Web Conners’s ace came just moments before Rose teed off to begin his third round. BostonGlobe.com, "Augusta National not above protests over Georgia’s voting laws," 10 Apr. 2021 Jon Rahm, one of golf’s biggest hitters, teed off on the par-five 15th hole and found his ball covered in dew, mud and grass. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Masters: Back to the Future Edition," 8 Apr. 2021 Koepka, playing with Bubba Watson and Viktor Hovland, teed off at 10:06 a.m. Thursday. Tim Reynolds, ajc, "Koepka plays through knee issue, shoots 74 to open Masters," 8 Apr. 2021 The Brewers teed off on Reds starter Jeff Hoffman in the first inning, including a monstrous three-run home run by Avisaíl García, a drive to left that smacked off the cinderblock wall on the back of the property. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reliever Justin Topa headed for Brewers' injured list after suffering setback with elbow in camp," 28 Mar. 2021 Of the 60 players who teed off in the morning, only six broke 70. Doug Ferguson, BostonGlobe.com, "Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau put on a show for fans at Arnold Palmer Invitational," 4 Mar. 2021 But after Woods teed off on No. 1 by splitting the fairway, rising hopes, there were plenty of clunkers. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Tiger, Tiger, burning out? Woods is scuffling at the PGA Championship," 7 Aug. 2020 When Hoggard’s piece on the poll came out, O’Neal’s Olympic teammates — NBA veterans who knew the importance of getting paid — teed off. Jeff Pearlman, orlandosentinel.com, "An inside look at Shaq’s jump from Magic to Lakers," 21 Dec. 2020 Then the Seahawks simply teed off on the gimpy, duck-throwing quarterback and took over the game. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo needs to grab some pine, meat," 1 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of teed off

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teed off

probably from tee off (on)

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The first known use of teed off was in 1951

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15 Apr 2021

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“Teed off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teed%20off. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teed off

US, informal : angry or annoyed

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