One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of two teams or competitors) play an extra match to decide a draw or tie.‘the top two teams would play off at Twickenham’
- ‘Division B teams would be playing off for the right to go up to Division A at the expense of the worst performed team in Division A.’
- ‘In the event of both teams finishing level they play off with each pairing playing a single game.’
- ‘These two teams played off a couple of weeks ago at the same ground, and Port won handsomely as they dominated North Ballarat all over the ground.’
- ‘The four provincial champions will qualify for the quarter-finals with the defeated teams playing off for the other four places.’
- ‘The third and fourth place teams also played off, with the loser eliminated and the winner playing the loser of the one versus two game.’
- ‘The section winners will play off to decide the overall champions in a championship tournament on April 1.’
- ‘The top four teams will play off for the premier division title with the bottom four playing for the First Division title.’
- ‘The top team in each of the two groups go directly to the semi-finals, with the next two teams in each pool playing off for the remaining spots in the last four.’
- ‘Sadly, aggregate scores counted for nothing in those days, and having won and lost a leg apiece, the teams played off.’
- ‘The winners of their respective matches will contest the final, while the losers will play off for the bronze medal.’
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