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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
settle a score, pay off a score
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the record of the total points earned in a competition or test.
The top score on the exam was ninety-three.
grade, tally
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definition 2: the record of the points scored by each side in a competition either at its end or at a point during the event.
The final score was 20 to 14.The score was 3 to 1 after the eighth inning.
definition 3: the printed or written form of a musical composition.
A score for a musical shows all the parts that are played or sung.The conductor never seemed to look at the score, but only at the orchestra.
definition 4: a scratch or notch, as in a piece of wood, or such a mark used for counting.
Look at the scores on this branch; do you think they mean anything?
notch, scotch, scratch
definition 5: a set or group of twenty.
A score of musicians made up the band.
definition 6: in sports, the making of a goal, run, basket, or the like.
The forward had a score on that play.
similar words:
goal, tally
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phrase: settle a score
phrase: pay off a score
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scores, scoring, scored
definition 1: to make a scratch, notch, or other mark on.
Score the meat before you salt it.
mark, notch, scotch, scratch
similar words:
carve, chip, cut, gouge, groove, incise, line, nick, scarify, slash, streak, striate, stripe
definition 2: to tally the points of (a contest).
One of the parents volunteered to score the game.
similar words:
add up, calculate, count, notch, record, register, total
definition 3: to evaluate (a test or the like).
We asked the teacher if he had scored our exams yet.
similar words:
evaluate, grade, judge, mark, rank, rate
definition 4: to make (a point or points) in a contest.
Omar scored one goal in the match.In baseball, you have to score more runs than the other team to win.
similar words:
accumulate, achieve, amass, attain, earn, get, make, tally
definition 5: to win (a victory).
Our team finally scored a big win over our rival.
similar words:
achieve, attain, capture, earn, gain, register, seize, take, win
definition 6: to strongly criticize.
The artist was scored by the critics, who deemed his work vulgar and distasteful.
berate, excoriate, rate, upbraid
similar words:
arraign, castigate, chastise, criticize, rebuke, reprimand, scold
definition 7: to arrange or compose the parts of (a musical composition).
Who scored the music for the film?
arrange, orchestrate
similar words:
compose, transcribe, write
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a point or points in a contest.
She scored twice in last night's game.
definition 2: to succeed in a particular effort.
He tries hard to bring in new clients to the business, but he rarely scores.
make the grade
similar words:
hit the jackpot, prevail, rank, rate, succeed, take the cake
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derivation: scorer (n.)
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