scorescore1 /skɔː $ skɔːr/ ●●●S2W2 noun [countable]1in a gameDSRESULT the number of points that each team or player has won in a game or competitionAt half-time the score was one all.What’s the score?Is anybody keeping score (=making a record of the score)?The final score was Southampton two, Leeds United nil.score ofa score of 3–22in a test or experimenta)the number of points a student has earned for correct answers in a testThe school’s test scores have not improved.score ofa score of 90%b)the number of points that a person or group of people gets in a scientific test or experimentscore ofHe had an IQ score of 120.3musicAPM a written or printedcopy of a piece of music, especially for a large group of performers, or the music itselfa musical scoreWho wrote the score for the movie?4 →on that score5 →know the score6 →settle a score7markMARK a mark that has been cut onto a surface with a sharptooldeep scores in the wood
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score• Scores on standardized tests have been steadily falling over the past ten years.• After two hours and twenty minutes of play, the final score was 3-2.• The final score was 2-1 to Juventus.• The final score went up on the scoreboard, and the crowd let out a roar.• Individual scores were then aggregated to deriveshift, department, division, and plant totals.• a jazzscore• We provide parents with reading and mathscores and high school placements.• These words would all have the same or a very similar score and would combine exponentially into word paths.• Average test scores have fallen in recent years.• Students at Kingelementary generally have the highest test scores in the city.• At the end of the game, the score was 32-15.• With only nine seconds left to go, the score is tied at 82.• What was the score?• Williams has written the score for many of Spielberg's movies.• The score of 87 represents low or below-average academicaptitude.• The score at half-time was 12-18.• Before, archery was a series of flights of shootersaiming at a target and counting up their scores.• On this score they were identical to the preceding game: slowstarters with a propensity to give away simple penalties.• Rentokil's total score was 71.33 out of a possible 90 points.keeping score• They are keeping scores of officials under house arrest in the hotel.• Maynard Bolster, wintering from Kalispell, Mont., is in his customary seat, dutifully keeping score.• It became obvious from a number of research studies that employees enjoyed keeping score.• The number of records sold was a way of keeping score.• Now lobbyists sit right in the Committee room keeping score.• For those keeping score, that's rock bottom in 6 of 10 categories.test scores• One widely cited study has suggested that piano training at age 3 may improve some academic test scores.• The demands for higher test scores seem to emphasizespeed and coverage, not depth of understanding or commitment.• However, test scores for 14-year-olds have remained constant at 55 per cent.• Teachers are under pressure to improve test scores.• I would want people to look not only at my test scoreshut at my entireapplication.• This may simply involve calculatingcorrelations between two sets of test scores.• It refers in general to the confidence the tester can attach to decisions based on the test scores.• Standardized testing for all students on a yearlybasis, with test scores to be reported in the media.• They spend ever more on public education, yet test scores and dropout rates barely budge.
scorescore2 ●●●S3W2 verb1win points [intransitive, transitive]DSSCORE to win a point in a sport, game, competition, or testGreat cheers went up when he scored in the final minute of the game.She scored an average of 9.9 in the test.score a goal/point/run etcHe has scored 12 goals so far this season.2give points [transitive] to give a particular number of points in a game, competition, test, or experimentSYN markEach event will be scored separately.Responses to the individual items are scored on a scale ranging from 0 to 12.3 →score points4succeed [intransitive, transitive] informalSUCCESSFUL to be very successful in something you doHer new book has scored a spectacular success.5have sex [intransitive] informalSEX/HAVE SEX WITH to have sex with someone, especially someone you have just met6line [transitive]MARK to mark a line on a piece of paper, wood etc using a sharp instrumentScoring the paper first makes it easier to fold.7music [transitive]APM to arrange a piece of music for a group of instruments or voicesbe scored for somethingThe piece is scored for a soprano voice and orchestra.Grammar Score is usually passive in this meaning.8get drugs [intransitive, transitive] informalMDDBUY to manage to buy or get illegal drugs →score off somebody →score something ↔ out/through→ See Verb table
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score• He scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.• In the meantime lets be thankfulSpeedy and Macca are scoring!• Dr. Johnscored a huge hit with his cover of "Makin' Whoopee."• AC Milan scored a record number of goals this season.• If a Skeleton manages to score a wounding hit on an adventurer, something quite hideous happens.• Van Zandt has scored again with this enjoyable film about young urban types.• Woolley, Callaghan and Peacockscoredbursts on the two-seater.• Students who listened to Mozart scored higher on IQ tests than students who took the test in silence.• Did you score last night?• The test was difficult, and no-one scored more than 45 points.• Participants will be scored on their performance in each event.• In Scrabble you score points by making words on the board.• Life is lived for dope, and the whole world circles around scoring, shooting up and scoring again.• The scoring system works like this.• Tottenham scored the first goal of the game.• Kobe looks to score too much rather than get his teammates involved.• San Francisco scored twice in the last ten minutes of the game.• Anyone who scores under 70 percent will have to retake the exam.• Then, the Pistonsbeat Dallas when Allan Houston scored with less than two seconds remaining.score a goal/point/run etc• When he is good, like he was against Detroit, their offense can score points.• Within the first minute he scored a goal, and another a quarter of an hour later.• Then I know it is my duty to score goals and to bring something to the team.• Even when scoring points at an astonishingpace, no opponent has been knocked out of a game.• It's a simple strategy; score a goal at one end and hope Big Tommysaves you at the other end.• To score runs they had to put bat to ball - a realisation which came all too late.scored ... success• Extremeright-wing parties scored more pronounced successes.• It is good therefore to be able to record that at least one such effort scored a stunning success.• Unkindhistorians today doubt if they really scored a notable success.• In November 1991, the Jet project scored a major success in its search for a waste free nuclear power.• Labour scored its biggest successes in London, where it gained a dozen seats on an above-average swing of 3.4 percent.
scorescore3 number1 (plural score)HMN a group of 20, or about 20, people or thingsa score of somethingOur coach was escorted by a score of policemen.three score years and ten old use (=70 years, a person’s expected length of life)2 →scores of something3 →by the score
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score• These words would all have the same or a very similar score and would combine exponentially into word paths.• The score of 87 represents low or below-average academic aptitude.• On this score they were identical to the preceding game: slow starters with a propensity to give away simple penalties.• Individual scores were then aggregated to derive shift, department, division, and plant totals.a score of something• Provisionalqualifying requires a score of 5,350.• A score of 5 was awarded for 100 percent presence of the variable and a score of 1 for a minimal presence.• Gilchrist replaced him and made quite a debut-six dismissals and a score of 81.• Smoke from a score of chain-smokers wreathed its funereal patterns.• Aluminium smelters are only one of a score of industries which now pollute the total environment with fluorideemissions and solid wastes.• Only a score of people work at any one time.• We passed about a score of Portosan toilets, which seemed to be all that had been brought in.Originscore1(1000-1100)Old Norseskor“mark cut into a surface, count, twenty”