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The final score was 4–3 to United.
The average score for the test was 75.
the complete musical scores of Strauss
So what's the score on the party this weekend? Are we going?
Scores of volunteers offered to help.
Workers cut deep scores in the road before laying the paving.
It's not the first time they've beaten us, but who's keeping score?
You don't have to lie to me. I know the score.
We wanted to attract new recruits, and on that score, the campaign has been successful.
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
a sardonic smile, expression, or comment shows a lack of respect for what someone else has said...
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of score from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.