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English definition of “sudden death”

sudden death

noun [U]
(in some sports) a rule that the first person or team to score after a particular time will win the game: With the score tied after extra time, the game went to sudden death.
(Definition of sudden death noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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