play-off
noun Date: 1895 1. a final contest or series of contests to determine the winner between contestants or teams that have tied 2. a series of contests played after the end of the regular season to determine a championship — often used in plural

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  • Play-off — auch: Play|off 〈[plɛıɔ̣f] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Sport〉 Verfahren der Qualifikation durch Ausscheidungsspiele; Play off Runde [Etym.: <engl. play »spielen« + off »fort, weg«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Play-off — Play off, auch Play|off [... |ɔf, engl. plei ɔf] das; [s], s <aus engl. play off »Entscheidungsspiel«> System von Ausscheidungsspielen in verschiedenen Sportarten, bei dem die Mannschaften, die die Endrunde erreicht haben, in Hin , Rück u.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • play-off — /play awf , of /, n. 1. (in competitive sports) the playing of an extra game, rounds, innings, etc., in order to settle a tie. 2. a series of games or matches, as between the leading teams of two leagues, in order to decide a championship: In… …   Universalium

  • play off — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. plej of – akcent na ostatniej sylabie] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż. ndm a. I, D. u, Mc. play offoffie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} w niektórych grach zespołowych: spotkania rozgrywane systemem pucharowym po zasadniczej części… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • play-off — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport in giochi di squadra come pallacanestro, pallavolo e sim., fase finale del campionato in cui le squadre con i migliori piazzamenti si disputano il titolo in una serie di incontri a eliminazione diretta… …   Dizionario italiano

  • play-off — /pleiˈɔf, ingl. ˈpleɪˌHf/ [vc. ingl., deriv. di (to) play off «finire, concludere»] s. m. inv. (sport) finale …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • play-off — play offs also playoff 1) N COUNT A playoff is an extra game which is played to decide the winner of a sports competition when two or more people have got the same score. Nick Faldo was beaten by Peter Baker in a play off. ...a playoff game to… …   English dictionary

  • play-off — |pleiofe| s. m. [Esporte] Conjuntos de jogos, geralmente disputados após a época normal de competição, para desempatar, determinar um vencedor ou para apurar para outra fase ou para outra competição. • Plural: play offs.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • play off — ► play off bring (two or more people or parties) into conflict for one s own advantage. Main Entry: ↑play …   English terms dictionary

  • play off — (ingl.; pronunc. [pléi óf]; sing. o pl.) m. Dep. En baloncesto, liguilla final que juegan los equipos que han quedado mejor clasificados para decidir el campeón. * * * (voz inglesa) ► masculino DEPORTES Sistema de competición en el que se van… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • play-off — n 1.) BrE a game played to decide who will win after a previous game has ended with two teams or players having equal points 2.) [usually plural] AmE a game, usually one of a series of games, played by the best teams or players in a competition… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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