1 noun (C)
1 IN A GAME the number of points that each team or player has won in a game or competition: the score: What's the score? | keep (the) score (=make a record of the score): Is anybody keeping score? | final score: The final score was Everton 2, Spurs 4.
2 MUSIC a written or printed copy of a piece of music, especially for a large group of performers: a vocal score | Who wrote the score for the movie?
3 IN A TEST AmE the number of points a student has earned for correct answers in a test
4 on that score spoken concerning the particular thing you have just mentioned: As for the cost, you don't need to worry on that score.
5 know the score informal to know the real facts of a situation, including any unpleasant ones: John won't do anything risky - he knows the score.
6 settle a score to do something to harm or hurt someone who has harmed or hurt you in the past: Jack came back after five years to settle some old scores.
7 MARK a mark that has been cut onto a surface with a sharp tool: deep scores in the wood
2 verb
1 WIN POINTS (I, T) to win a point in a sport, game, or competition: Arsenal scored in the final minute of the game. | score a goal/point/run: Which player has scored the most runs this season?
2 RECORD POINTS (I) to record the number of points someone has in a game or competition as it is played: Will you score for us?
a) to give someone a particular number of points in a game or competition: score sb 6/8 etc: The Canadian judge scored her 15.
b) to be worth a particular number of points in a game or competition: A bull's-eye scores 50 points.
4 score points also score off sb to argue with someone in order to prove that you are better than they are
5 SUCCEED (I, T) informal to be very successful in something you do: Atwood has scored again with another popular book. | score a success: The Green party scored some successes in the north west.
6 HAVE SEX (I) slang to have sex with someone you have just met: Did you score, then?
7 PAPER (T) to mark a line on a piece of paper, using a sharp instrument: Scoring the paper first makes it easier to fold.
8 MUSIC (usually passive) to arrange a piece of music for a group of instruments or voices
9 GET DRUGS (I, T) slang to manage to buy or get illegal drugs
score sth out/through phrasal verb (T) to draw a line through something that has been written 3

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.


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