to win a point in a sport, game, competition, or test:
win points[intransitive and transitive]DS
Great cheers went up when he scored in the final minute of the game.
She scored an average of 9.9 in the test.
score a goal/point/run etc
He has scored 12 goals so far this season.
to give a particular number of points in a game, competition, test, or experiment [= mark]:
Each event will be scored separately.
Responses to the individual items are scored on a scale ranging from 0 to 12.
a) also score off somebody British English
to say or do something in an attempt to prove that you are better or cleverer than someone else:
Too many MPs use debates as a chance to score political points.
score points over/off
Advertising may be used to score points off the competition.
to do or say something to please someone or to make them respect you
score points with
You'll score points with your girlfriend if you send her roses.
to be very successful in something you do:
succeed[intransitive and transitive] informal
Her new book has scored a spectacular success.
to have sex with someone, especially someone you have just met
have sex[intransitive] informal
to mark a line on a piece of paper, wood etc using a sharp instrument:
Scoring the paper first makes it easier to fold.
to arrange a piece of music for a group of instruments or voices
music[transitive usually passive]APM
to manage to buy or get illegal drugs
get drugs[intransitive and transitive] informalMDD
score off somebodyphrasal verb
He liked scoring off his pupils in his days as a teacher.