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team up (with one)

1. To join someone or a group to form a team or association. By teaming up with the foreign distribution company, we've been able to quadruple our sales in under a year. If we teamed up, we could solve this crime in no time.
2. To join two or more people together into a team or association. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "team" and "up." I'm teaming you up with Jenny to write this report. I can't believe they teamed me up with Tommy Jenkins—he's the slowest runner in the entire school.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

team up (with someone)

to join with someone. I teamed up with Jane to write the report. I had never teamed up with anyone else before. I had always worked alone.
See also: team, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

team up

1. To form or join a team or an association: We decided to team up and combine our resources. The police are teaming up with schools to prevent violence.
2. To combine someone into a team or an association: The coach teamed me up with two of the worst athletes in the school. My boss teamed up the best workers for the project.
See also: team, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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the top-down shooter is the transition game between "Halo 3" and "Halo 4" and will deliver 30 campaign missions, familiar "Halo" weapons, vehicles and abilities as well as allow for team ups via the Xbox Live.
FGD's Son eased to a 5-0 win to stay three points behind in third but Team UPS crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Top Hole Youth while Team Pingles won by the same scoreline at Father Malarky's.
When you are top of the table every team ups their game to try and take a scalp and that's what Ayr are about to find out.
The Geezers won 1-0 over Team UPS and Team Pingles drew 1-1 with City Slackers.
PETE EDWARDS played a starring role in Team UPS' 3-0 defeat of Nuneaton Boys in Division One of the Lesiure Leagues.
Despite a sterling display from Chris Atherton, Top Hole couldn't match Team UPS' clinical finishing as the latter gained a narrow 2-1 success.