‘Team’ and ‘teem’


  • a group of players forming one of the sides in a sporting contest or competitive game
  • a real or notional group which supports or favours a thing or person
  • two or more people working together
  • https://pixabay.com/en/huskies-husky-blue-eye-dog-snow-273409/two or more animals working together
  • harness together (animals, typically horses) to pull a vehicle
  • ‘team up’ – to join with someone in order to work together to achieve a common goal
  • ‘team with’ – to match or coordinate something with something else (typically clothes)


  • ‘teem with’ – to have a great number of, to be full of, or swarming with
  • (of water, typically rain) to pour down or fall heavily

Thank you to Jeff Curry for suggesting this post.


3 thoughts on “‘Team’ and ‘teem’

  1. Yep, I’ve definitely seen this one confused from time to time.

    By the way, I saw an instance of confused words a couple of days ago, and I immediately thought, “Oh, this one would be great for Hannah.” Here it is: appraise/apprise. 😉


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