Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun play_off

1 sense of playoff

Sense 1
playoff -- (any final competition to determine a championship)
       => contest, competition -- (an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb play_off

1 sense of play off

Sense 1
pit, oppose, match, play off -- (set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other")
       => confront, face -- (oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other")

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