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1 score /ˈskoɚ/ noun
plural scores
1 score
/ˈskoɚ/
noun
plural scores
Learner's definition of SCORE
[count]
: the number of points, goals, runs, etc., that each player or team has in a game or contest
chiefly US : the number of points that someone gets for correct answers on a test, exam, etc.
[count]
: a document showing all the notes of a piece of music
: the music that is written for a movie or play
[count] : a mark or cut that is made in a surface with a sharp object
[count] formal + literary plural score
: the number 20
: a group of 20 people or things
see also fourscore, threescore
scores [plural] formal : a large number or amount of people or things usually + of

by the score

: in large numbers or amounts

even the score

: to get enough points, goals, runs, etc., to have the same score as your opponent : to tie the score in a game
: to harm or punish someone who has harmed you

keep score

: to officially record the number of points, goals, runs, etc., that each player or team gets in a game or contest
sometimes used figuratively

know the score

informal
: to have a good understanding of a situation

on that/this score

: with regard to the thing that is being discussed

settle a/the score

: to harm or punish someone who has harmed you
2 score /ˈskoɚ/ verb
scores; scored; scoring
2 score
/ˈskoɚ/
verb
scores; scored; scoring
Learner's definition of SCORE
: to get points, goals, runs, etc., in a game or contest
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to be worth (a particular number of points) in a game or contest
: to officially record the number of points, goals, runs, etc., that each player or team gets in a game or contest
[no object]
[+ object]
: to give (someone or something) a grade or a particular number of points based on the number of correct answers on a test, the quality of a performance, etc.
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to write the music for (a movie, play, etc.)
[+ object] : to mark or cut the surface of (something) with a sharp object
[+ object] : to achieve or earn (something)
[no object] : to have success
slang : to buy or get (illegal drugs)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] US, informal : to get (something)
[no object] slang : to have sex with someone and especially with someone you do not know well

score off

[phrasal verb]
score off (someone) British, informal
: to say or do something in order to get an advantage over (someone)
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