even the score

Definition of even the score

  1. 1 :  to get enough points, goals, runs, etc., to have the same score as one's opponent :  to tie the score in a game They evened the score at 5–5.

  2. 2 :  to harm or punish someone who caused one harm

Word by Word Definitions

evenplay
  1. :  evening

  1. :  having a horizontal surface :  flat

    :  being without break, indentation, or irregularity :  smooth

    :  being in the same plane or line

  1. :  exactly, precisely

    :  to a degree that extends :  fully, quite

    :  at the very time

  1. :  to make even

    :  to become even

scoreplay
  1. :  twenty

    :  an indefinitely large number

    :  a line (such as a scratch or incision) made with or as if with a sharp instrument

  1. :  to keep a record or account of by or as if by notches on a tally :  record

    :  to enter in a record

    :  to mark with significant lines or notches (as in keeping account)


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