Team vs. Teem

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A team is 1.) two or more people playing a game or sport together, in opposition to another group of people 2.) two or more people working together 3.) two or more draft animals working together 4.) in conjunction with the word up, as in team up, used as a verb to describe two or more people coming together to compete at a game or sport or to work on a project. Related terms are teams up, teamed up, teaming up.

Teem is a verb that means to be abundant, to be inundated with a prolific amount. Related words are teems, teemed, teeming.


Kentucky’s coach aimed to build “a super team,” incoming point guard De’Aaron Fox said, and that was a draw for each of the four future Wildcats playing in Wednesday’s McDonald’s All American Game – Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo and Sacha Killeya-Jones – as well as fellow five-star signee Wenyen Gabriel. (The Courier-Journal)

The Devils, while faced with the improbable task of passing three teams in their last six games to qualify, have made it obvious they intend to stay alive for as long as possible. (The Providence Journal)

Sources also told the news agency that a team of lawyers for Deutsche Bank is in Kuala Lumpur readying the report it plans to submit to the authorities. (The International Business Times)

The work portrays members on a wagon trail including of a family with a team of oxen, a single black man and a veteran confederate soldier on horseback followed by a donkey and a dog. (The Stillwater Gazette)

The racist hijacking of Microsoft’s chatbot shows how the internet teems with hate (The Guardian)

This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot teems with a creamy-smooth hit of black forest fruit edged, warm mocha, hazelnut and vanilla. (The Toronto Star)

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