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'score' - used as a noun
1. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
what was your score on your homework?
2. a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
he studied the score of the sonata
3. a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
the score was 7 to 0
4. a set of twenty members
a score were sent out but only one returned
5. grounds
he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful
6. the facts about an actual situation
he didn't know the score
7. an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)
add it to my score and I'll settle later
8. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
9. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
settling a score
10. the act of scoring in a game or sport
the winning score came with less than a minute left to play
11. a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse
calling his seduction of the girl a 'score' was a typical example of male slang

'score' - used as a verb
12. gain points in a game
The home team scored many times
13. make small marks into the surface of
score the clay before firing it
14. make underscoring marks
15. write a musical score for
16. induce to have sex
Did you score last night?
17. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
She scored high on the SAT
He scored a 200
18. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
score the SAT essays

derived forms
1. Score / Plural
2. Score / Past
3. Score / Third Person
4. Score / Present Participle
Variations of 'score'
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The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways. - Click here to find out.
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Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee.