score off

score off
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "score off":
present tense I/you/we/they score off he/she/it scores off present participle scoring off past tense scored off past participle scored off
score off someone to gain an advantage over someone

Why does she constantly try to score off her sister?


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