on points

Definition of on points

  1. :  by earning more points or less points (as the case may be) than one's opponent in a game or contest He beat his opponent on points. lose to the other team on points

Word by Word Definitions

pointplay points
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

    :  to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (as a brick wall) and fill in with new material

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