tee off
intransitive verb Date: 1895 1. to drive from a tee 2. begin, start 3. to hit hard 4. to make an angry denunciation — often used with on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tee off — {v.} 1. To hit the golf ball from a small wooden peg or tee to begin play for each hole. * /We got to the golf course just in time to see the champion tee off./ 2. {slang} To hit a ball, especially a baseball very hard or far. * /He teed off on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tee off — {v.} 1. To hit the golf ball from a small wooden peg or tee to begin play for each hole. * /We got to the golf course just in time to see the champion tee off./ 2. {slang} To hit a ball, especially a baseball very hard or far. * /He teed off on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tee-off — teeˈ off noun (golf) 1. The strip of ground where tees are placed and where play begins at each hole 2. The act of hitting the golf ball from the tee to begin play at a hole (also teeing offˈ) • • • Main Entry: ↑tee …   Useful english dictionary

  • tee off — verb strike a ball from the teeing ground at the start of a hole • Derivationally related forms: ↑teeoff • Topics: ↑golf, ↑golf game • Hypernyms: ↑play • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • tee off — phrasal verb Word forms tee off : present tense I/you/we/they tee off he/she/it tees off present participle teeing off past tense teed off past participle teed off 1) [intransitive/transitive] informal to start a new activity 2) [intransitive] to …   English dictionary

  • tee off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone or something tees you off, they make you angry or annoyed. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] [V pron P] Something the boy said to him teed him off... [V P n (not pron)] That really teed off the old boy. [Also V n P] Syn …   English dictionary

  • tee\ off — v 1. To hit the golf ball from a small wooden peg or tee to begin play for each hole. We got to the golf course just in time to see the champion tee off. 2. slang To hit a ball, especially a baseball very hard or far. He teed off on the first… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tee off — verb a) To hit the first shot of the hole, from the tee. I always check the wind direction before I tee off. b) To irritate, vex, or annoy. Boy, do his jibes ev …   Wiktionary

  • tee off — begin a round or hole of golf by playing the ball from a tee. → tee …   English new terms dictionary

  • tee off — v Make mad. She really teed me off when she told me she couldn t go out because she had to wash her hair. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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