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noun [countable] team pronunciation in American English /tim/ 
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  1. 1
    a group of people who play a sport or a game against another group

    a football/hockey/basketball team

    play for a team:

    He'd like to play for the school's baseball team.

    be on a team:

    Are you on the hockey team this year?

    make the team (=be chosen for it):

    Only six new players made the team this year.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] of a team

      a team member/captain/manager

    2. b.
      a group of people who work together

      a management/negotiating team

      team of:

      a team of legal experts

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