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noun score pronunciation in British English /skɔː(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the number of points that someone gains in a game
    1. a.
      the result of a game, or the number of points gained by everyone playing up to a particular moment
      Have you heard the latest score?
      The final score was 4–3 to United.
    2. b.
      a number that represents how well someone did in a test
      The average score for the test was 75.
  2. 2
    [countable] music a written copy of a piece of music
    the complete musical scores of Strauss
  3. 3
    [singular] informal the true facts of a situation
    So what’s the score on the party this weekend? Are we going?
  4. 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.
  5. 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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