by forfeit


: as a result of forfeiting by the opposing side
We won the game by forfeit when the opposing side failed to show up.

Examples of by forfeit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The teams met twice during the season with Brawley winning 10-8 and by forfeit. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2023 At 132 pounds, top seed Ryan Summerlin (20-0) of Moody won by forfeit in his first match and with a pin at 1:44 in his second. Reports, al, 18 Feb. 2021 The Cobras won the final two bouts by forfeit with Kelvin Mendez (195) and Robert Okougbo (220) getting the victories. Baltimore Sun Staff,, 12 Feb. 2022 Here are the teams that advanced by forfeit in the bi-district round. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 12 Dec. 2020 Lincoln lost to Open Division champion Cathedral Catholic by forfeit and has beaten Steele Canyon (43-10), Otay Ranch (52-0) and St. Augustine (34-18). John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Nov. 2021 Record: 6-0; Last result: Won by forfeit over Coconut Creek Monarch. Usa Today Network, USA TODAY, 15 Dec. 2020 Tim Carter’s Fairhope team has won four straight games – one by forfeit – since losing to Region 1 champ Theodore 25-17 on Oct. 8. Ben Thomas |, al, 3 Nov. 2020 Where: Muss Bertolino Stadium Week 4 results: Pope John Paul II defeated Haynes, 14-6; Kenner Discovery defeated Ben Franklin by forfeit. Jim Derry,, 28 Oct. 2020 See More

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“By forfeit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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