1 side, line-up, group, band, gang, body, crew, party, troupe:
Which team does Lineker play for?
2 pair, yoke, span, duo, set, rig, tandem:
They hitched a fresh team of horses to the coach and we were soon back on the road.
3 Often, team up. join (up or together), band or get or work together, unite, combine, link (up), cooperate, collaborate; conspire:
If we team up, we'll get the job done better and in half the time.
1 group of people who play a sport together
home | away, opposing, rival, visiting | decent, strong | successful, winning | weak | dream
The England manager has chosen his dream team for the World Cup.
| junior, senior, youth | under-16, etc. | A, B,
first, second, etc. |
international, local, national |
England, Ireland, Scotland |
French, Irish, etc. | basketball, football, relay, etc. | display
the Army Parachute Display Team
| five-man, five-person, five-strong, five-woman
Spain are fielding a three-man team in this race.
| men's, mixed, women's
VERB + TEAM
field, have | choose, get together, organize, pick, put together
Can you get a team together by Saturday?
| coach, manage | be in/on, play in/for
I'm playing for the first team this week.
| be called up to, be selected for, get into/onto, make
Cole has been selected for the team to meet Italy next week. You didn't make the team, I'm afraid.
| be dropped from, be left out of | join, sign for | play (against) | lead | support
TEAM + VERB
compete (in sth), take part (in sth)
The team competes in a local league. There are six teams taking part.
| win (sth) | lose (sth)
Our team lost the final.
TEAM + NOUN
game, sport | captain, coach, manager, mate
He apologized to his teammates for his mistake.
| championship, event, prize | effort, performance | selection | talk
The manager gives his team talks in English.
(= the list of players chosen for the team)
in/on a/the ~
I'll have you on the first team.
| ~ for
She's in the team for the World Championships. > Special page at SPORT
2 group of people who work together
a joint team of French and German economists
| five-strong | husband and wife | campaign, creative, design, development, editorial, investigation, management, marketing, production, project, research, sales
a member of the senior management team
| legal, medical | multidisciplinary | rescue
VERB + TEAM
build, form, train
Willing volunteers formed teams of helpers to carry everything in. a specially trained team of counsellors
| lead, head, manage, run | join
She has recently joined our sales team.
| work (together) as
learning to work together as a team
TEAM + VERB
comprise sb, consist of sb
The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries.
| develop sth, operate, work on/with sth
the team that developed this microchip The team will work closely with other government departments.
TEAM + NOUN
leader, member | player
(informal) (= sb who works well as part of a team)
| meeting | approach | building, development
The survival course was intended as a team building exercise.
| spirit | effort
It took a tremendous team effort to finish the project on time.
in a/the ~
There are 20 people in the team.
| ~ of
a team of scientists
a member of a team, part of a team
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