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  1. (noun) A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally.
  2. (noun) Sports & Games A usually numerical record of a competitive event: keeping score.
  3. (noun) Sports & Games The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage: The score stood tied in the bottom of the ninth inning.
  4. (noun) Sports & Games The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.
  5. (noun) A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination.
  6. (noun) An amount due; a debt.
  7. (noun) A grievance that is harbored and requires satisfaction: settle an old score.
  8. (noun) A ground; a reason.
  9. (noun) A group of 20 items.
  10. (noun) Large numbers: Scores of people attended the rally.
  11. (noun) Music The notation of a musical work.
  12. (noun) Music The written form of a composition for orchestral or vocal parts.
  13. (noun) Music The music written for a film or a play.
  14. (noun) Slang The act of securing an advantage, especially a surprising or significant gain: "He had dropped out of school and gone for that quick dollar, that big score” ( Peter Goldman).
  15. (noun) Slang The act or an instance of buying illicit drugs.
  16. (noun) Slang A successful robbery.
  17. (noun) Slang A sexual conquest.
  18. (verb-transitive) To mark with lines or notches, especially for the purpose of keeping a record.
  19. (verb-transitive) To cancel or eliminate by or as if by superimposing lines.
  20. (verb-transitive) To mark the surface of (meat, for example) with usually parallel cuts.
  21. (verb-transitive) Sports & Games To gain (a point) in a game or contest.
  22. (verb-transitive) Sports & Games To count or be worth as points: A basket scores two points.
  23. (verb-transitive) Sports & Games To keep a written record of the score or events of (a game or contest).
  24. (verb-transitive) Baseball Sports & Games To cause (a base runner) to cross home plate, especially by getting a hit: scored both runners with a double.
  25. (verb-transitive) To achieve; win.
  26. (verb-transitive) To evaluate and assign a grade to.
  27. (verb-transitive) Music To orchestrate.
  28. (verb-transitive) Music To arrange for a specific instrument.
  29. (verb-transitive) To criticize cuttingly; berate.
  30. (verb-transitive) Slang To succeed in acquiring: scored two tickets to the play.
  31. (verb-transitive) Slang To succeed in obtaining (an illicit drug): "Aging punks try to impress her with tales of . . . the different drugs they've scored” ( Art Jahnke).
  32. (verb-intransitive) Sports & Games To make a point in a game or contest.
  33. (verb-intransitive) Sports & Games To keep the score of a game or contest.
  34. (verb-intransitive) Slang To achieve a purpose or advantage, especially to make a surprising gain or coup: "They . . . score in places like the bond market” ( Mike Barnicle).
  35. (verb-intransitive) Slang To succeed in seducing someone sexually.
  36. (verb-intransitive) Slang To succeed in buying or obtaining an illicit drug.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Here is hoping for an improvement in score from a ‘D’ to at least a ‘B’ (or ‘B+’) when you next put ‘pen to paper’. - Hey, we’re social! (not) « pwcom 2.0
  2. The piano and violin score is haunting and reminiscent of The Nines. - TIFF Review: What Doesn’t Kill You | /Film
  3. To be honest Madge is pretty awful in almost every movie role she chooses Evita was a musical performance above anything else, but Die Another Day bears special mention for both her equally dogawful contribution to the title score, and hopelessly flimsy cameo appearance as a lesbian fencing instructor who jabs "I don't like cockfights". - The Razzies: Yup, Basic Instinct 2 Is A Big Bag Of Toss
  4. And the score is a hodgepodge of dreamy ballads, folk and patriotic song parodies and dense bits of sprechstimme, or speak-singing. - Solas Nua's first musical, the loopy 'Improbable Frequency'
  5. Personally, I really think that this score is awesome. - Sample the Rejected Rock Score for The Wolfman | /Film


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