sudden death

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sudden death (countable and uncountable, plural sudden deaths)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see sudden,‎ death.
  2. (countable) (Should we delete(+) this sense?) Instantaneous, unexpected death not caused by violence.
  3. (sports) The climax of a game, in which the next team to score instantly wins; often in an extra period of time following a tie at the end of the regular period of play.


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