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score  /skr/  n. 1 a comparison of points between two people or teams: The final score in the soccer game was 3 to 2. 2 the number of points made in a contest or test: The student has a score of 99 out of a possible 100. 3 music on paper that shows all the instruments parts: The violin player bought the score to a Beethoven symphony. 4 the music played in a film or play: The score of the new movie uses a lot of jazz. 5 a point made in a sport or game: Our team made three scores and won the match. 6 fig. on that score: regarding that situation: You ask if my husband helps clean the house; on that score, he is fine. 7 to keep score: to see and record the number of points made: She kept score with the help of a pen and paper. 8 to know the score: to know whats happening, to be aware: Shes lived a long time; she knows the score. 9 to settle the score: to get even, seek revenge: The gangsters partner was injured by the rival gang: now hes going to retaliate and settle the score.
v. 1 [I;T] to make points in a sport or game: Our hockey team scored in the last minute of the game. 2 [T] to make a line or holes in s.t. so it can be easily cut: He scored the paper in the middle and tore it in half. 3 phrasal v. sep. [T] to score s.t. out: to draw a line through s.t. to show it should be ignored: Please score out the incorrect answers.||Score them out. -n. [U] scorekeeping. See: cross, 9. score

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