- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see sudden, death.
- (countable) Instantaneous, unexpected death not caused by violence or trauma.
- (sports, games) A period or mode of play in which the next player or team to score wins instantly; often in an extra period of time following a tie at the end of the regular period of play.
climax of a game
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