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verb British English pronunciation: score /skɔː(r)/ 
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he/she/itscores
present participlescoring
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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/try:

    He scored the first goal after five minutes.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to achieve a particular amount, level etc in a test

    She's hoping to score full marks in the maths test.

    1. a.
      to judge someone's effort in a competition or in 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. 7
    [transitive] to mark a line into the surface of something

    Score the meat lightly with a knife.

  5. 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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