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score

2 verb
     
Related topics: Music, Sport, Drug Culture
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win points

[intransitive and transitive]DS 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 [= mark]:
Each event will be scored separately.
Responses to the individual items are scored on a scale ranging from 0 to 12.
3

score points

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.
b) informal 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.
4

succeed

[intransitive and transitive] informal to be very successful in something you do:
Her new book has scored a spectacular success.
5

have sex

[intransitive] informal to have sex with someone, especially someone you have just met
6

line

[transitive] 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 usually passive]APM to arrange a piece of music for a group of instruments or voices
8

get drugs

[intransitive and transitive] informalMDD to manage to buy or get illegal drugs

score off somebody

phrasal verb
to say or do something in an attempt to prove that you are better or cleverer than someone else:
He liked scoring off his pupils in his days as a teacher.

score something ↔ out/through

phrasal verb
to draw a line through something that has been written

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