score to settle

Definition of score to settle

  1. :  something bad that was done to someone that the harmed person keeps in mind in order to do something bad in return He says he has a few (old) scores to settle.

Word by Word Definitions

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)

settleplay
  1. :  to place so as to stay

    :  to establish in residence

    :  to furnish with inhabitants :  colonize

  1. :  a wooden bench with arms, a high solid back, and an enclosed foundation which can be used as a chest


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