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verb score pronunciation in American English /skɔr/
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present tense
present participlescoring
past tensescored
past participlescored
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to get a point in a game or sport
    No one scored in the first half.
    score a goal/point/run: He scored the first touchdown after five minutes.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to achieve a particular amount, level, etc. in a test
    She’s hoping to score high on the math test.
    1. a.
      to judge someones effort in a competition or on a test and give them points
      The participants’ answers were scored and the totals added up.
    2. b.
      to be worth a particular number of points
      The bonus question at the end of the test scores 15 points.
  3. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to be successful in doing something
    She seems to have scored with her latest novel.
    score a success/victory/win: They scored some notable sales successes.
  4. 5
    [intransitive/transitive] American informal to obtain something, especially without paying for it or with little effort
    Maybe I can score some new CDs at the radio station.
  5. 7
    [transitive] to mark a line into the surface of something
    Score the meat lightly with a knife.
  6. 8
    [transitive] music to write a piece of music for a particular group of instruments or voices
    score something for something: The suite is scored for flute and violin.

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