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I UK [skɔː(r)] / US [skɔr] verb
Word forms "score":
present tense I/you/we/they score he/she/it scores present participle scoring past tense scored past participle scored
1) [intransitive/transitive] to get a point in a game or sport

No one scored in the first half.

score a goal/point/run/try:

He scored the first goal after five minutes.

2) [transitive] to achieve a particular amount, level etc in a test

She's hoping to score full marks in the maths test.

a) to judge someone's effort in a competition or in a test and give them points

The participants' answers were scored and the totals added up.

b) to be worth a particular number of points

The bonus question at the end of the test scores 15 points.

3) [intransitive/transitive] to record the score in a game
4) [intransitive/transitive] to be successful in doing something

She seems to have scored with her latest novel.

score a success/victory/win:

They scored some notable sales successes.

5) [intransitive] informal to buy illegal drugs
6) [intransitive] spoken to have sex with someone, especially with a new partner
7) [transitive] to mark a line into the surface of something

Score the meat lightly with a knife.

8) [transitive] music to write a piece of music for a particular group of instruments or voices
score something for something:

The suite is scored for flute and violin.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [skɔː(r)] / US [skɔr] noun
Word forms "score":
singular score plural scores
1) [countable] the number of points that someone gains in a game
a) the result of a game, or the number of points gained by everyone playing up to a particular moment

Have you heard the latest score?

The final score was 4–3 to United.

b) a number that represents how well someone did in a test

The average score for the test was 75.

a) [countable] music a written copy of a piece of music

the complete musical scores of Strauss

b) the music written for a film, play etc
3) [singular] informal the true facts of a situation

So what's the score on the party this weekend? Are we going?

a) [countable] literary a group of 20 people or things
b) scores
[plural] a large number of people or things

Scores of volunteers offered to help.

5) [countable] a mark cut into the surface of something

Workers cut deep scores in the road before laying the paving.

on that/this score — used for referring to something that has just been mentioned

We wanted to attract new recruits, and on that score, the campaign has been successful.


English dictionary. 2014.

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