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score

verb

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1 to mark with or as if with a line or groove
  • the glassblower scored the glass rod first so that it would break cleanly

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2 to gain (as points or runs in a game) as credit towards one's total number of points
  • he scored the winning goal in the final minute of play

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3 to obtain (as a goal) through effort
  • finally scored a good job after years of hard work

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4 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • scored her for failing to report the security breach immediately

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score

noun

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1 a lingering ill will towards a person for a real or imagined wrong
  • a whistle-blower who was more interested in settling a score with his employers than in exposing an injustice

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2 something (as money) which is owed
  • we'll pay the full score next week

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The first known use of score was in the 14th century

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“Score.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/score. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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