score

[ skawr, skohr ]
/ skɔr, skoʊr /

noun, plural scores, score for 11.

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

verb (used without object), scored, scor·ing.

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Idioms for score

    pay off / settle a score, to avenge a wrong; retaliate: In the Old West they paid off a score with bullets.

Origin of score

First recorded before 1100; Middle English; late Old English noun scora, score (plural; unattested singular scoru ) “group of twenty” (apparently originally “notch”), from Old Norse skor “notch”; Middle English verb scoren “to incise, mark with lines, tally debts,” from Old Norse skora “to notch, count by tallies”; later verb senses derivative of the noun; akin to shear

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British Dictionary definitions for score

score
/ (skɔː) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of score

scorer, noun

Word Origin for score

Old English scora; related to Old Norse skor notch, tally, twenty
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Idioms and Phrases with score

score

see box score; know the score; pay off (an old score); settle a score.

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