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cup tie

noun
  1. sport an eliminating match or round between two teams in a cup competition
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Historical Examples

  • There was more enthusiasm shown over that match than I consider has been seen during any other Cup-tie that I have ever played in.

    Association Football

    John Cameron

  • "It was like the crowd leaving a football ground on a cup-tie day," was the description of one of our soldiers.

  • I looked at the dog football match with the interest of a Sheffield puddler at a Cup-tie, and clapped my hands.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

  • It was a marvellous sight, but no cheerier crowd of medical students ever left the doors of a hospital for a Cup-tie.

    A Surgeon in Belgium

    Henry Sessions Souttar