tie-break


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tie-break

(ˈtaɪˌbreɪkə) or

tie-breaker

n
1. (Tennis) tennis a method of deciding quickly the result of a set drawn at six-all, usually involving the playing of one deciding game for the best of twelve points in which the service changes after odd-numbered points
2. (General Sporting Terms) any contest or game played to decide a winner when contestants have tied scores
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Translations

tie-break

[ˈtaɪbreɪk] tie-breaker [ˈtaɪbreɪkəʳ] N (Sport) → muerte f rápida, desempate m
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