Definition of extra time in English:

extra time


  • [mass noun] A further period of play added on to a game if the scores are equal:

    ‘England won in extra time’
    • ‘Then when it looked as if the game would go into extra time, Parkville scored two goals.’
    • ‘Dellas scores in the dying seconds of the first extra time period from a Greek corner.’
    • ‘However, it was a brief reprieve as Tranmere scored again in extra time to secure the win.’
    • ‘Having said that it may offer us a little advantage if the game goes into extra time or there is a penalty shoot-out.’
    • ‘Our goalkeeper kept us in the game in extra time and when it came to the penalty kicks we managed to score all five.’
    postponement, deferral, delay
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