sudden death

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sudden death

n.
Extra play added to determine the winner of a tied game, often with the victory awarded to the first to score.

sud′den-death′ adj.

sudden death

n
1. (General Sporting Terms) (in sports, etc) an extra game or contest to decide the winner of a tied competition
2. an unexpected or quick death

sud′den death′



n.
an overtime period in which a tied contest is won and play is stopped immediately after one of the contestants scores, as in football, or goes ahead, as in golf.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.sudden death - (sports) overtime in which play is stopped as soon as one contestant scores; e.g. football and golf
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
extra time, overtime - playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie