Meaning of “sudden death” in the English Dictionary

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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)