Definition of play-off noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpleɪ ɒf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪ ɔːf//
, NAmE//ˈpleɪ ɑːf//
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a match/game, or a series of them, between two players or teams with equal points or scores to decide who the winner is They lost to Chicago in the play-offs. He won a sudden-death play-off. The team have reached the play-offs.