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verb score pronunciation in British English /skɔː(r)/
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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 someones 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. 5
    [intransitive] informal to buy illegal drugs
  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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