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sudden deathnoun [U]

uk   /ˌsʌd.ən ˈdeθ/ us   /ˌsʌd.ən ˈdeθ/
(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 from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sudden deathnoun [C usually sing]

us   /ˈsʌd·ən ˈdeθ/
a method of deciding who will win a game when the score for each team is equal, in which the first player or team to score wins: The game went into sudden death overtime, and Cleveland’s field goal won the game.
(Definition of sudden death from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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