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play off

verb

Definition of play off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to set in opposition for one's own gain b :  to set in contrast

  3. 2 :  to complete the playing of (an interrupted contest)

  4. 3 :  to break (a tie) by a play-off



1606

First Known Use of play off

1606


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