death + match
deathmatch (plural deathmatches)
- (video games) A competitive mode found in first-person shooter games in which competitors attempt to assassinate one another.
deathmatch (third-person singular simple present deathmatches, present participle deathmatching, simple past and past participle deathmatched)
- (video games, transitive) To compete against in a deathmatch.
- If I were your boss, I'd deathmatch ya in a minute! — Doom video game (id Software, 1993).
- (video games, intransitive) To take part in deathmatch gaming.