scorescore2 ●●● S3 W2 verb 1 win points [intransitive, transitive]DSSCORE to win a point in a sport, game, competition, or test 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.2 give points [transitive] to give a particular number of points in a game, competition, test, or experiment syn mark Each event will be scored separately. Responses to the individual items are scored on a scale ranging from 0 to 12.3 → score points4 succeed [intransitive, transitive] informalSUCCESSFUL to be very successful in something you do Her new book has scored a spectacular success.5 have sex [intransitive] informalSEX/HAVE SEX WITH to have sex with someone, especially someone you have just met6 line [transitive]MARK to mark a line on a piece of paper, wood etc using a sharp instrument Scoring the paper first makes it easier to fold.7 music [transitive]APM to arrange a piece of music for a group of instruments or voicesbe scored for something The piece is scored for a soprano voice and orchestra. Grammar Score is usually passive in this meaning.8 get drugs [intransitive, transitive] informalMDDBUY to manage to buy or get illegal drugs → score off somebody → score something ↔ out/through→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusscore• He scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.• In the meantime lets be thankful Speedy and Macca are scoring!• Dr. John scored a huge hit with his cover of "Makin' Whoopee."• AC Milan scored a record number of goals this season.• If a Skeleton manages to score a wounding hit on an adventurer, something quite hideous happens.• Van Zandt has scored again with this enjoyable film about young urban types.• Woolley, Callaghan and Peacock scored bursts on the two-seater.• Students who listened to Mozart scored higher on IQ tests than students who took the test in silence.• Did you score last night?• The test was difficult, and no-one scored more than 45 points.• Participants will be scored on their performance in each event.• In Scrabble you score points by making words on the board.• Life is lived for dope, and the whole world circles around scoring, shooting up and scoring again.• The scoring system works like this.• Tottenham scored the first goal of the game.• Kobe looks to score too much rather than get his teammates involved.• San Francisco scored twice in the last ten minutes of the game.• Anyone who scores under 70 percent will have to retake the exam.• Then, the Pistons beat Dallas when Allan Houston scored with less than two seconds remaining.score a goal/point/run etc• When he is good, like he was against Detroit, their offense can score points.• Within the first minute he scored a goal, and another a quarter of an hour later.• Then I know it is my duty to score goals and to bring something to the team.• Even when scoring points at an astonishing pace, no opponent has been knocked out of a game.• It's a simple strategy; score a goal at one end and hope Big Tommy saves you at the other end.• To score runs they had to put bat to ball - a realisation which came all too late.scored ... success• Extreme right-wing parties scored more pronounced successes.• It is good therefore to be able to record that at least one such effort scored a stunning success.• Unkind historians today doubt if they really scored a notable success.• In November 1991, the Jet project scored a major success in its search for a waste free nuclear power.• Labour scored its biggest successes in London, where it gained a dozen seats on an above-average swing of 3.4 percent.