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overscore

[ oh-ver-skawr, -skohr ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr /
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verb (used with object), o·ver·scored, o·ver·scor·ing.
to score over, as with strokes or lines.
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Origin of overscore

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + score
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British Dictionary definitions for overscore

overscore
/ (ˌəʊvəˈskɔː) /

verb
(tr) to cancel or cross out by drawing a line or lines over or through
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