sudden death

sudden death
(sports) overtime in which play is stopped as soon as one contestant scores; e.g. football and golf
Topics: ↑sport, ↑athletics
Hypernyms: ↑overtime, ↑extra time

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noun [noncount]
1 sports : a period of extra play that is added when teams or players are tied at the end of normal play and that ends as soon as one team or player scores a point or gains the lead

We won 27‒24 in sudden death.

— often used before another noun

a sudden-death play-off in golf

2 medical : quick and unexpected death from any cause other than violence

a serious heart condition that can result in sudden death

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ˌsudden ˈdeath [sudden death] noun uncountable
a way of deciding the winner of a game when the scores are equal at the end. The players or teams continue playing and the game ends as soon as one of them gains the lead

a sudden-death play-off in golf

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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