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English definition of “stoppage”

stoppage

noun [C] (FOOTBALL)    /ˈstɒp.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˈstɑː.pɪdʒ/
a time during a football match when the game is stopped because of an injury to a player : In a cup final , if the teams are level after 90 minutes plus any time added on for stoppages, they play extra time .
(Definition of stoppage noun (FOOTBALL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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