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extra innings Syllabification: ex·tra in·nings

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of extra innings in English:


1The continuation of a tie game beyond the usual nine innings.
Example sentences
  • The game entered extra innings, however, and it was time to go to the convention.
  • Most of those extra innings are going to have to be eaten by pitchers who aren't Pedro.
  • First of all extra innings are employed and if that does not work, the the game is carried over until the next day, the next visit, even in extreme cases until the very end of the season.
1.1Any continuation beyond the expected or scheduled time.
Example sentences
  • The surprise on Election Night was when Bunning's contest had to go to extra innings
  • Not that anyone inside the state Capitol is surprised that we're going to extra innings on health care.
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