deathmatch

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death +‎ match

Noun[edit]

deathmatch (plural deathmatches)

  1. (video games) A competitive mode found in first-person shooter games in which competitors attempt to assassinate one another.
    • 2013, Matt Fox, The Video Games Guide
      There are only eight levels but the varied game modes (including time attacks, survivals, team deathmatches, hunts, and sieges) in both single and multi-player keeps things interesting.

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deathmatch (third-person singular simple present deathmatches, present participle deathmatching, simple past and past participle deathmatched)

  1. (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).
  2. (video games, intransitive) To take part in deathmatch gaming.