overscore

[ oh-ver-skawr, -skohr ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr /

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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Example sentences from the Web for overscore

  • Again the gravel sounded crisply below their feet, without the overscore of human voices.

    The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson

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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