[oh-ver-skawr, -skohr]

verb (used with object), o·ver·scored, o·ver·scor·ing.

to score over, as with strokes or lines.

Origin of overscore

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + score
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Historical Examples of 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



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