score off

phrasal verb

scored off; scoring off; scores off
British, informal
: to say or do something in order to get an advantage over (someone)
They're always trying to score off each other.

Examples of score off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Towson gained more momentum with under 10 seconds left in the third quarter when Lily Holman scored off Gibson’s assist, making it 7-3 heading into the fourth quarter. Craig J. Clary, Baltimore Sun, 9 May 2024 Cramer ultimately came around to score off a throwing error by right fielder Kayley Lenger that went into the dugout. Maddie Hartley, Kansas City Star, 19 May 2024 But Orange Lutheran, which trailed Capistrano Valley on Tuesday before walking away with an 11-7 victory, answered in the bottom half of the inning by scoring off an error and sacrifice flies by Mineo-Schrank and shortstop Madelyn Armendariz. Dan Albano, Orange County Register, 9 May 2024 Rasmus Andersson scored off his own rebound at the 5:35 mark of the second as some Sharks players were caught out on the ice for over a minute. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024 Granada Hills 3, Taft 1: The Highlanders finally scored off a Taft pitching staff that had gone 19 consecutive innings without giving up any runs in league play. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2024 Parise, playing his third game for Colorado in his 19th NHL season, scored off a rush when the teams were skating 4-on-4. Bob Sutton, USA TODAY, 9 Feb. 2024 There will be political points scored off of prudish hypocrisy and modern-day social rot. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 26 Mar. 2024 New York tied the game at 10:49 of the third period when Jessie Eldridge scored off a scramble in front. Dean Spiros, Twin Cities, 14 Jan. 2024

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“Score off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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