team up (with one)

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.
See also: team, up

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.
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team up with

Form an association with, as in Our pediatrician is teaming up with specialists in such areas as orthopedics and cardiology. This expression alludes to the harnessing together of draft animals, such as oxen. [First half of 1900s]
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team up

v.
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