an overtime period in which a tied contest is won and play is stopped immediately after one of the contestants scores, as in football, or goes ahead, as in golf.
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- sudden adult death syndrome,
- sudden infant death syndrome,
- sudeck's atrophy,
- sudermann, hermann
Origin of sudden death
First recorded in 1825–35
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(in sports, etc) an extra game or contest to decide the winner of a tied competition
an unexpected or quick death
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