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noun score pronunciation in British English /skɔː(r)/
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  1. 3
    [singular] informal the true facts of a situation

    So what’s the score on the party this weekend? Are we going?

  2. 4
    [countable] literary a group of 20 people or things
    1. a.


      [plural] a large number of people or things

      Scores of volunteers offered to help.

  3. 5
    [countable] a mark cut into the surface of something

    Workers cut deep scores in the road before laying the paving.



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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