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sudden death

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.
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[ˌsʌdnˈdɛθ] sudden-death playoff n
a. (in football) → rigori mpl a oltranza; (in American football) → tempo supplementare (in cui vince la prima squadra che segna)
b. (Golf) sudden-death hole buca supplementare per decidere la vittoria
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