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a test result/score
▪ The test results are out on Friday.
cut-off date/point/score etc (=the date etc when you stop doing something)
▪ The cut-off date for registration is July 2.
have/score a win
▪ We haven’t had a win for three games.
level the score
▪ He slipped the ball into the net to level the score at 1/1.
receive/get/achieve/score a rating
▪ The Department of Computer Science received a top rating last year.
SAT scores
SAT scores have been steadily decreasing.
score a goal
▪ Robbie Keane scored a goal just before halftime.
score a penalty
▪ Billy Dodds scored a penalty for Rangers after 55 minutes.
score a point (=especially in games such as football, baseball, cricket etc)
▪ The Kiwis scored 206 points in their three matches.
score draw
scored a hat trick
▪ Saunders scored a hat trick in the final game of the series.
scored in the double digits
▪ Sam’s team scored in the double digits in nine out of ten games.
scored the winner
▪ Moran scored the winner with only two minutes left.
win/score a victory
▪ Today we have won an important victory.
▪ Kinnock scored only 61 percent in the pre-campaign week - the same as his average score across all image aspects.
▪ The average score had been 48.
▪ This is a fairly average score when you consider the processor being used.
▪ If he is allowed to take the SATs he is likely to do poorly and the average scores for everyone go down.
▪ The average score for amenities was 7.5 and for aids 3.1.
▪ Against the Dow average, the score is 37 to 30 in favor of the pros.
▪ The average baseline Hamilton score was about 26 on the 21 item scale and 24 on the 17 item scale.
▪ He said 19 is the average score for male singers.
▪ So, 3-1 the final score.
▪ The computer then crunches all the numbers and churns out not only the winner but the final score.
▪ The final score Oxford nil, Forest nil.
▪ Eventually, the heroic locals would make several killing mistakes, the final score would look bad.
▪ The final score of a strategy was the sum of the points it gained against all the other strategies.
▪ Thus, it was even more amazing that the final scores were so high.
▪ Then winger Crawford Dobbin ran half the length of the pitch for the final score at the corner flag.
▪ The final score came on a 74-yard flanker pass from Danny Ragsdale to Alex Eckert.
▪ The window-grammar score is the best score that is found for the grammar tag within the current window.
▪ The Vikings' season-#best score is 90.6, which is the fourth-best score in the sectional field.
▪ This trophy is a national event and is awarded to the best scratch score by a player under 16 years of age.
▪ But the psychologist was never confident that he had obtained the best possible scores from Nelson.
▪ There was a wide range of scores with the best individual score going to George McCallum of Douglas Reyburn with 37 points.
▪ He got the best scores in the training program.
▪ The authors suggest that patients with high neuroticism scores require intensive early treatment to avoid chronic symptoms.
▪ I have played for higher scores than I need.
▪ It was fitting that his last innings for Middlesex should bring him 221 - his highest first-class score.
▪ The children squealed with delight when Karen tallied up the poker chips and announced that Jennifer and Bryan had the highest scores.
▪ Worrell's share was 308, which remained his highest score.
▪ The demands for higher test scores seem to emphasize speed and coverage, not depth of understanding or commitment.
▪ However, a high score does not necessarily predict success in a high level job.
▪ The highest possible score was 105.
▪ The left and bottom ends of the axis similarly represent the negative poles and the lowest scores.
▪ The more intimidated I got, the lower my scores got, until I heaved the damned thing across the room.
▪ The lowest joint score: on inconsistency of replies.
▪ The highest one can get is 60 points; the lowest possible score is-60.
▪ The non-punitive approach of the course is reflected in its policy neither to reward low scores nor to punish underscoring.
▪ The more irregular the figure, the higher the score or perhaps one was shooting for a low score?
▪ I was awarded seventeen points out of twenty but judging by the worried looks and furrowed brows there were some lower scores.
▪ The study gave Fox the lowest score at 24. 4 percent.
▪ The middle third yielded a mean score of 54 percent and this was also the overall mean score.
▪ The figures in the table are thus mean scores of the means for the organizations in the three groups.
▪ The test yielded a mean score of just over 50 percent for all pupils participating.
▪ Main outcome measures - Improvement in mean scores on Hamilton depression rating scale for 55 randomised controlled trials.
▪ The boys' mean score was 57 percent and the girls' 51 percent.
▪ The grammar school pupils had a mean reading score of 11.2 when they were aged ten and the comprehensive pupils 10.7.
▪ The mean scores at baseline for the subgroup of students who were followed up were the same as for those not followed up.
▪ The strictly geometrical pattern of dance is still very important if the musical score retains a traditional structure.
▪ The pleasant musical score, which is not very challenging, fits the comic mood of the piece perfectly.
▪ It promises liberal use of time-lapse photography, aerial camera work and feature-film-quality musical scores.
▪ Man was able to exploit the potential of music only when he started writing musical scores.
▪ Lotus argued that the command menus were a creative product and deserved the same copyright protection given to musical scores and books.
▪ There was no place like the thick of battle for settling an old score.
▪ By the time the game was 6 1 / 2 minutes old the score was 17-3.
▪ Every day they worked on the old scores.
▪ On 18 January 1985 there were plenty of old scores to settle.
▪ Oh, I heard plenty of rumours, but they were nearly all based on settling old scores.
▪ With the championship having been decided, this was likely to be their last chance to settle old scores.
▪ With the new regime in 1660, there must have been those who had old scores to settle.
▪ Indeed the overall score of the 1980s has been very uneven.
▪ The overall score is 69 to Cambridge, 68 to Oxford.
▪ The pros remain comfortably ahead in this series of overlapping six-month contests, measured both in overall score and average investment gain.
▪ It is suggested that each subtest is scored separately and no overall test score is obtained.
▪ This means that if they fight alongside other troops their vulnerability will drag down your overall combat result score.
▪ The middle third yielded a mean score of 54 percent and this was also the overall mean score.
▪ Another winner from Newcastle was for the best overall score from the two rounds of golf which Steve Ridley, surveyor won.
▪ However, test scores for 14-year-olds have remained constant at 55 per cent.
▪ One widely cited study has suggested that piano training at age 3 may improve some academic test scores.
▪ Drugs remain freely available, and teenage pregnancy is widespread. Test scores are still well below the not-too-high state average.
▪ The demands for higher test scores seem to emphasize speed and coverage, not depth of understanding or commitment.
▪ Needless to say, we received a final test score of 100 percent as well as a pat on the back.
▪ In the end, more is at stake than temporary dips in certain test scores.
▪ Watch those test scores rise, those outdated textbooks morph, those nonexistent supplies suddenly materialize.
▪ In 1993, the company placed computers in the homes and classrooms of students in New Jersey and test scores improved significantly.
▪ To me in my whole life, if you keep score, you have to be the best.
▪ Only several good saves by Nicky Weaver kept the score down as Arsenal flexed their attacking muscles.
▪ I play it and keep score by counting the dollars.
▪ Ruth said she depends on cram schools to keep up her high score.
▪ The number of records sold was a way of keeping score.
▪ It keeps track of the scores for each player and the percentages which can be viewed or printed.
▪ You settle the score on the field, which is, of course, why they bother to keep score.
▪ In that respect, at least, he had levelled the score.
▪ However, Wainwright offered stubborn resistance, and responded with some hard hitting from the baseline to level the score at 6-6.
▪ Three penalties by Hobbs kept Bradford firmly in contention and another soon after the interval levelled the scores at 8-8.
▪ But Wilkinson missed again with a kick that would have levelled the scores.
▪ After Johnson restored Northern's lead midway through the half, Robson missed a chance to level the scores again.
▪ His penalty against Tarbes in the last minutes of the game levelled the score 18-18.
▪ There was no place like the thick of battle for settling an old score.
▪ You settle the score on the field, which is, of course, why they bother to keep score.
▪ Oh, I heard plenty of rumours, but they were nearly all based on settling old scores.
▪ Six women claim that vengeful police officers tattooed the word pickpocket on their foreheads to settle personal scores.
▪ After tea, Miandad began settling the score with Salisbury, the young legspinner who had dismissed him at Lord's.
▪ Schiavo certainly deserves no credit for scaring people needlessly just to settle a score.
▪ With the championship having been decided, this was likely to be their last chance to settle old scores.
▪ When I saw him in the doorway I thought he'd come to settle that score.
▪ Smith's mini gamble paid off for two ends later he stole a single to tie the score at 1-1.
▪ His single in the fifth inning tied the score, 5-5.
▪ Anderson Cummins was out last ball, caught by Craig McDermott trying to tie the scores by hitting a four.
▪ Twice in the first five minutes, Cal comes back to tie the score.
▪ A Dean-to-Windrell Hayes 20-yard touchdown pass capped a 70-yard drive that tied the score.
▪ Simon followed his own miss with an off-balance floater to tie the score at 75-75.
▪ Some believe I just write film scores, which is not true.
▪ Before the days of written scores, people learned informally by imitation.
▪ She wrote scores of letters pleading with her parents to bring her home.
▪ Man was able to exploit the potential of music only when he started writing musical scores.
bring the total/number/score etc to sth
▪ A $ 7 parking fee and an automatic $ 12. 15 tip brought the total to $ 93. 15.
▪ By the time it was eventually closed in 1988, new investors had brought the total to £116 million.
▪ Cruz also said Muni planned to hire at least 12 additional safety staffers, bringing the total to 72.
▪ It is estimated that this element would bring the total to over 20,000.
▪ Michael Forbes of New York, already had declared his opposition to Gingrich, bringing the total to four.
▪ More than 30 square miles have been annexed into the city, bringing the total to 193.
▪ The armed forces are said to have sent an extra 2,000 troops to the border area, bringing the total to 3,500.
get/score/earn Brownie points
get/win/score brownie points
know the score
▪ Just so you know the score, Walt, Ann's going to be working with me from now on.
▪ And I didn't break any hearts - they all knew the score.
▪ Just so you know the score, Walt.
▪ Like music, the better one knows the score, the greater the delight and reward one gains from reading it.
▪ No great discoveries, but at least he knew the score.
▪ Some bisexual relationships work perfectly well as long as everyone knows the score.
▪ Valdez knew the score -- the deal was indefensible.
▪ You know the score, give the urban kids a slice of country life.
pay/settle an old score
▪ Oh, I heard plenty of rumours, but they were nearly all based on settling old scores.
▪ There was no place like the thick of battle for settling an old score.
▪ With the championship having been decided, this was likely to be their last chance to settle old scores.
settle a score/account
▪ Boudjema believes that the opposition parties are settling a score with the Socialist government and using the schoolgirls as a scapegoat.
▪ Schiavo certainly deserves no credit for scaring people needlessly just to settle a score.
Scores on standardized tests have been steadily falling over the past ten years.
▪ a jazz score
▪ After two hours and twenty minutes of play, the final score was 3-2.
▪ At the end of the game, the score was 32-15.
▪ Average test scores have fallen in recent years.
▪ Students at King elementary generally have the highest test scores in the city.
▪ The score at half-time was 12-18.
▪ The final score was 2-1 to Juventus.
▪ The final score went up on the scoreboard, and the crowd let out a roar.
▪ What was the score?
▪ Williams has written the score for many of Spielberg's movies.
▪ With only nine seconds left to go, the score is tied at 82.
▪ Before, archery was a series of flights of shooters aiming at a target and counting up their scores.
▪ Individual scores were then aggregated to derive shift, department, division, and plant totals.
▪ On this score they were identical to the preceding game: slow starters with a propensity to give away simple penalties.
▪ Rentokil's total score was 71.33 out of a possible 90 points.
▪ The score of 87 represents low or below-average academic aptitude.
▪ These words would all have the same or a very similar score and would combine exponentially into word paths.
▪ We provide parents with reading and math scores and high school placements.
▪ Re-roll the two dice again scoring 3 and 6 1 man slain.
▪ Life is lived for dope, and the whole world circles around scoring, shooting up and scoring again.
▪ A tackle floored him, but Balshaw popped up a pass and there was Greenwood to score again.
▪ Then Stinson drove and scored again and was fouled.
▪ Young Pokey won his only two races last season and will not be long in scoring again.
▪ Neither team were able to score again, but as soon as extra time began, Millers went ahead.
▪ Wegerle scored again with just a few seconds left.
▪ Umaga again looked world class, scoring twice and using his pace and angled running to create several more scores.
▪ Wright exacted the full price for rejection when he scored twice in Boro's recent 4-1 hammering of Leeds.
▪ Greg Adams scored twice for Florida.
▪ He laid out a fiver - and went home counting the cash after Dowie scored twice.
▪ Phinney Gardner scored twice for the Bears.
▪ Despite their silky passing, Forrester was able to score twice and kill them off.
▪ Bonilla was 2-for-3 in Game 1 and scored twice.
▪ In other matches skippers Kim Barnett and Mark Benson scored centuries but were badly let down by their team-mates.
▪ Manu Singh scored an undefeated half century in St Edwards' league success against Arnot.
▪ Both players scored a century in a massive total of 337 for 3 against Leinster.
▪ But he made up for it there by scoring a half century.
▪ The lanky Moody rode his luck to score his second century at the highest level.
▪ He scored a century every two-and-a-half completed innings.
▪ Undaunted, Adam Seymour scored his maiden century for Worcestershire on the sodden wicket.
▪ At Leeds he made 309 in a day; a modern batsman does well to score a century in that time.
▪ Tim Flowers in the Southampton goal hadn't much to do before the first Leeds goal was scored.
▪ Six goals were scored in the third frame, when the Kings overcame a 5-3 deficit.
▪ Each of his four goals on Saturday needed scoring.
▪ So how many goals would Hirst have scored against Oldham?
▪ The first goal he scored in the famous Burnley game was really something special, he lobs the goalie from miles out.
▪ Suddenly, goals were easy to score against Quakers.
▪ Andy Payton, later to move to Middlesbrough, destroyed Quakers by setting up three goals and scoring another.
▪ He scored a hat trick for Rotherham t' other day.
▪ Rocastle has got to do the business, score a hat trick or something.
▪ One brand new product that seems to have scored a huge hit at the recent MacWorld show is Adobe's Illustrator.
▪ One scored a direct hit but, despite being showered with glass, there were no serious injuries.
▪ If a Skeleton manages to score a wounding hit on an adventurer, something quite hideous happens.
▪ Punters throw coins, trying to score a hit in the tin trays.
▪ Whatever else, the media is scoring a direct hit on itself.
▪ It therefore has to aim at a carefully judged angle to the apparent direction if it is going to score a hit.
▪ It missed mostly; when it did score a hit there was a screaming ping and no more.
▪ A shell scored a direct hit on a petrol tank, and he felt the wave of heat from fifty yards off.
▪ Prop Mike O'Neill overran a ball over his own line for Tia Ropati to score on 55 minutes.
▪ Three minutes later Sharp was denied by Chamberlain, but Milligan seized on the loose ball to score.
▪ Colin Colcombe scored just 2 minutes later.
▪ But Brenda Howe and Bollington scored in the closing minutes to give Chemsford their first league point.
▪ Swindon turned up the heat in the last 10 minutes to score 2 more.
▪ On 90 minutes Overmars scored his second, pouncing on a Cocu shot that cannoned off the post.
▪ That was less than three minutes defenseman Yves Racine scored his first goal as a Shark.
▪ She played thirty-one minutes, never scored and turned over the ball six times.
▪ Then with 77 minutes gone Nicholas scored when Hamilton failed to hold Creaney's shot.
▪ Greer, who averages 16.3 points per game, played 16 minutes and scored nine points.
▪ Billy Dodds scored a penalty for Rangers after 55 minutes before Sutton grabbed Celtic's sixth.
▪ The Blues scored on a penalty shot after Scott Hannan pulled down Reasoner at 6: 39 of the first period.
▪ Basingstoke scored first from a penalty and further penalty exchanges brought the score to 6-6.
▪ Green scored from a penalty stroke and a fine open-play goal before Yvonne Ayshford got Midlands' consolation goal almost on time.
▪ They could score only two long-range penalty goals, converted by Walker.
▪ It stayed that way until near the end when Campbell Wilson scored from the penalty spot.
▪ Biggins scored from the penalty spot after only 10 minutes and added another soon after before Mark Stein completed the scoring.
▪ They won Saturday's game 1-0, Vickey Dixon scoring from a penalty stroke.
▪ The leading 32 players scored 79 or better yesterday.
▪ Both players scored a century in a massive total of 337 for 3 against Leinster.
▪ Yet every player in uniform scored, including Matt Fish with 7. 6 seconds left....
▪ In a country so used to dismal performances the prospect of a player scoring with such consummate style was rare indeed.
▪ The fans want to see players score touchdowns.
▪ Viv Richards is the only player to score 1000 runs in these matches.
▪ Still a good player and can score goals. emailinc A little unfair.
▪ They did not score a single point in the second half and could have conceded even more tries in the closing quarter.
▪ Marcus Camby bruised a knee in Hawaii, but quickly came back against Syracuse to score 20 points and secure 11 rebounds.
▪ When he needed to remember something in order to score a point in argument, his memory was perfect.
▪ Louis in the Gretzky trade, scored their first points for the Kings.
▪ Robinson credited his team for scoring 28 second-half points to make the game close.
▪ He scored just 10 points but had only two assists, being ineffective as a shooter and playmaker.
▪ She scores only six points, missing five of seven from the floor.
▪ Gary Payton scored 27 points for Seattle, which snapped a three-game losing streak.
▪ Stumpel, with a team-high 24 points, has scored in five consecutive games.
▪ All 21 points Gill scored last year, his first as a Shark, were assists.
▪ There were no intellectual points to be scored, no intense undergraduate conversations, no pretensions.
▪ The two, who had combined for an average of 27 points per game, scored just 21.
▪ The most likely punishment is a modest fine and a zero points score on the computer for the World Open.
▪ Score refers to the number of points a product could score out of 100.
▪ The wise heads realised that when a side is given such consistent attacking time points must be scored.
▪ More than the 20 points he has scored, half of which have come from the free-throw line.
▪ To score runs they had to put bat to ball - a realisation which came all too late.
▪ Senior Donald Stickland added scoring runs of 75 and 69 yards and finished with 211 yards on just nine carries.
▪ Gooch has scored 2124 runs at an average of 50.57, whereas Gower has made 2183 runs at 50.76.
▪ Florida scored its final two runs in the third after Sheffield led off with a high drive to deep right-center.
▪ He scored 1435 runs in his career, with five centuries, the highest 201 not out against Oxford University in 1989.
▪ After that hit by Daulton, they scored three more runs.
▪ He drove the third ball of the match for three and took another 41 deliveries to score his next run.
▪ It is good therefore to be able to record that at least one such effort scored a stunning success.
▪ But restoration ecology is pointless if it merely leads to a relapse into high-risk behavior the moment it scores some initial success.
▪ Labour scored its biggest successes in London, where it gained a dozen seats on an above-average swing of 3.4 percent.
▪ Unkind historians today doubt if they really scored a notable success.
▪ Extreme right-wing parties scored more pronounced successes.
▪ In November 1991, the Jet project scored a major success in its search for a waste free nuclear power.
▪ A year or so later his professional technique scored another success.
▪ They also said that maybe Strandli will push Wallace for the first team place after scoring in the last 2 reserve matches.
▪ He leads the team in scoring nine times.
▪ Despite his personal success the team has not score a point in the last five matches, and are next to bottom.
▪ Each team is scoring, on average, exactly one fewer touchdown a game this season than it did last season.
▪ Gorman is based in Letterkenny and played 20 times for the first team last season scoring three goals.
▪ Villa were quicker and slicker; their manager, Ron Atkinson, reckoned his team should have scored 6 or more.
▪ The team has been scoring more runs per game and allowing fewer per game.
▪ They have scored one goal seven times, losing every one of those times.
▪ Wilkinson has notched three goals in as many games after scoring 24 times last term.
▪ He leads the team in scoring nine times.
▪ Dartford's hopes also crumbled rapidly when Exeter scored three times in an eight-minute spell in the second half.
▪ Last week, the Cougars scored six times on big plays en route to a 56-6 lead.
▪ Their good combination football made Hammer look static, particularly in the second half when the home team scored four times.
▪ Bernard Ford scored their only touchdown in the fourth quarter.
▪ They had not scored an offensive touchdown; their only touchdown came on an interception return by Terry McDaniel.
▪ Sherman Williams and Emmitt Smith scored on short touchdown runs in the second half.
▪ Red zone problems, redux: The 49ers scored their two touchdowns from outside the 20-yard line.
▪ And you scored your first touchdown in more than two years.
▪ I always wanted to win and to score a touchdown on top of it.
▪ The first four times the 49ers got inside the Ram 5-yard line, they scored only one touchdown.
▪ Last season he caught a career-high 122 passes for 1, 848 yards and scored 16 touchdowns.
▪ A singleton honour offside will also allow you to score five tricks if you pick it right.
▪ He scored a hat trick for Rotherham t' other day.
▪ Rocastle has got to do the business, score a hat trick or something.
▪ Hartlepool finished fourth when prop Neil Winn scored their third try to earn an 18-16 win at home to Sandal.
▪ As some one once said: he's the sort of player you cheer when he scores a try against your side.
▪ Bath had used a variation of this move to score their first try.
▪ This time Fallon was the man over and he took Guscott's pass to score his second try.
▪ Winger Derrick Morgan scored the first try.
▪ Then the hungry Ben Cohen popped up on the right to score his seventh try in only nine Tests.
▪ Merceron scored a try, and kicked two conversions and six penalties.
▪ Hawarden Park scored a 76-run victory over bottom of the table Chirk.
▪ He led her to it, thinking that he had scored his first victory, but he was depressed.
▪ Read in studio Cricket ... Oxford University have scored an historic victory against county opposition.
▪ Left: new Honda V12 performed faultlessly for Senna to score easy victory.
▪ At Zolder, Hunt's transmission seized up and he retired, while Niki scored another victory.
▪ Adams was aboard when Party Politics scored his first victory in a two-and-a-half mile novice chase at Warwick in Feb 1990.
▪ In practice, the only real doubt was whether Blackburn would score and win, or not and draw.
▪ But Schuey was in top form and the triple world beater always looked odds-on to score his fifth win on the trot.
▪ They also hold the League's record score a 21-0 win over North Skelton Rovers in 1895.
▪ Tillingham scored their first win of the campaign against a strong Hatfield Peverel side, with Wilkin the hero making 61.
▪ Meanwhile, Stuart Easton waited until the final round of the year to score his maiden win on the Vimto Honda 125.
▪ Lisa Ashdown scored a useful win over the new junior boys' champion Paul Davison.
▪ Yes, you've certainly scored a winner this month, folks, I hope you're over the moon about it!
▪ Sheedy equalized with four minutes left, and Mountfield scored the winner in extra time.
▪ Crumplin scored the winner with a spectacular diving header six minutes from time after good work from Clive Walker and Gary Chivers.
▪ It was fitting he should score the late winner.
▪ After Liverpool pulled level the non-stop Earle pounced on a Fashanu knock-down to score the winner.
▪ This is an important point given that otherwise effective techniques sometimes fail to score because they are delivered without a shout.
▪ Louis 1 in a scoreless game, the 49ers failed to score on three running plays.
▪ Not only did Shearer fail to score, but Monkou also refused him licence for so much as a solitary shot at goal.
▪ Meanwhile Vaughan, caught sweeping, failed to score.
▪ Twice, the 49ers had first-and-goal at the Rams' one-yard line and failed to score.
▪ Shareef Abdur-Rahim led Vancouver with 28 points, but he failed to score in the fourth quarter.
get/score/earn Brownie points
get/win/score brownie points
pay/settle an old score
▪ Oh, I heard plenty of rumours, but they were nearly all based on settling old scores.
▪ There was no place like the thick of battle for settling an old score.
▪ With the championship having been decided, this was likely to be their last chance to settle old scores.
▪ AC Milan scored a record number of goals this season.
▪ Anyone who scores under 70 percent will have to retake the exam.
▪ Did you score last night?
▪ Dr. John scored a huge hit with his cover of "Makin' Whoopee."
▪ In Scrabble you score points by making words on the board.
▪ Participants will be scored on their performance in each event.
▪ San Francisco scored twice in the last ten minutes of the game.
▪ Students who listened to Mozart scored higher on IQ tests than students who took the test in silence.
▪ The test was difficult, and no-one scored more than 45 points.
▪ Tottenham scored the first goal of the game.
▪ Van Zandt has scored again with this enjoyable film about young urban types.
▪ He scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
▪ If a Skeleton manages to score a wounding hit on an adventurer, something quite hideous happens.
▪ In the meantime lets be thankful Speedy and Macca are scoring!
▪ Kobe looks to score too much rather than get his teammates involved.
▪ Life is lived for dope, and the whole world circles around scoring, shooting up and scoring again.
▪ The scoring system works like this.
▪ Then, the Pistons beat Dallas when Allan Houston scored with less than two seconds remaining.
▪ Woolley, Callaghan and Peacock scored bursts on the two-seater.
▪ Individual scores were then aggregated to derive shift, department, division, and plant totals.
▪ On this score they were identical to the preceding game: slow starters with a propensity to give away simple penalties.
▪ The score of 87 represents low or below-average academic aptitude.
▪ These words would all have the same or a very similar score and would combine exponentially into word paths.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Score \Score\ (sk[=o]r), n. [AS. scor twenty, fr. sceran, scieran, to shear, cut, divide; or rather the kindred Icel. skor incision, twenty, akin to Dan. skure a notch, Sw. sk[*a]ra. See Shear.]

  1. A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.

    Whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used.

  2. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.

    He parted well, and paid his score.

  3. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.

    But left the trade, as many more Have lately done on the same score.

    You act your kindness in Cydaria's score.

  4. The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.

    Amongst three or four score hogsheads.

    At length the queen took upon herself to grant patents of monopoly by scores.

  5. A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.

  6. A weight of twenty pounds. [Prov. Eng.]

  7. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.

  8. A line drawn; a groove or furrow.

  9. (Mus.) The original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a composition, with the parts for all the different instruments or voices written on staves one above another, so that they can be read at a glance; -- so called from the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all the parts.
    --Moore (Encyc. of Music).

  10. the grade received on an examination, such as those given in school or as a qualifying examination for a job or admission to school; -- it may be expressed as a percentage of answers which are correct, or as a number or letter; as, a score of 98 in a civil service exam.

    In score (Mus.), having all the parts arranged and placed in juxtaposition.

    To quit scores, to settle or balance accounts; to render an equivalent; to make compensation.

    Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it?


Score \Score\ (sk[=o]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scored (sk[=o]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scoring.]

  1. To mark with lines, scratches, or notches; to cut notches or furrows in; to notch; to scratch; to furrow; as, to score timber for hewing; to score the back with a lash.

    Let us score their backs.

    A briar in that tangled wilderness Had scored her white right hand.
    --M. Arnold.

  2. Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally.

  3. To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge.

    Madam, I know when, Instead of five, you scored me ten.

    Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score.

  4. To engrave, as upon a shield. [R.]

  5. To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.

  6. (Mus.) To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9.

  7. (Geol.) To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.


Score \Score\, v. i.

  1. To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer.

  2. To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to tally.

  3. To run up a score, or account of dues.

  4. To succeed in finding a partner for sexual intercourse; to make a sexual conquest. [slang]

  5. To purchase drugs illegally. [slang]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to cut with incisions or notches," c.1400; "to record by means of notches" (late 14c.); see score (n.). Meanings "to keep record of the scores in a game, etc." and "to make or add a point for one's side in a game, etc." both attested from 1742. The slang sense, in reference to men, "achieve intercourse" first recorded 1960. Meaning "to be scorekeeper, to keep the score in a game or contest" is from 1846. In the musical sense from 1839. Related: Scored; scoring.


late Old English scoru "twenty," from Old Norse skor "mark, notch, incision; a rift in rock," also, in Icelandic, "twenty," from Proto-Germanic *skura-, from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear).\n

\nThe connecting notion probably is counting large numbers (of sheep, etc.) with a notch in a stick for each 20. That way of counting, called vigesimalism, also exists in French: In Old French, "twenty" (vint) or a multiple of it could be used as a base, as in vint et doze ("32"), dous vinz et diz ("50"). Vigesimalism was or is a feature of Welsh, Irish, Gaelic and Breton (as well as non-IE Basque), and it is speculated that the English and the French picked it up from the Celts. Compare tally (n.).\n

\nThe prehistoric sense of the Germanic word, then, likely was "straight mark like a scratch, line drawn by a sharp instrument," but in English this is attested only from c.1400, along with the sense "mark made (on a chalkboard, etc.) to keep count of a customer's drinks in a tavern." This sense was extended by 1670s to "mark made for purpose of recording a point in a game or match," and thus "aggregate of points made by contestants in certain games and matches" (1742, originally in whist).\n

\nFrom the tavern-keeping sense comes the meaning "amount on an innkeeper's bill" (c.1600) and thus the figurative verbal expression settle scores (1775). Meaning "printed piece of music" first recorded 1701, said to be from the practice of connecting related staves by scores of lines. Especially "music composed for a film" (1927). Meaning "act of obtaining narcotic drugs" is by 1951.\n

\nScoreboard is from 1826; \nscore-keeping- from 1905; newspaper sports section score line is from 1965; baseball score-card is from 1877.


interj. (context US slang English) Acknowledgement of success n. 1 The total number of points earned by a participant in a game. 2 The number of points accrued by each of the participants in a game, expressed as a ratio or a series of numbers. 3 The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a grade. 4 (context cricket English) A presentation of how many runs a side has scored, and how many wickets have been lost. 5 (context cricket English) The number of runs scored by a batsman, or by a side, in either an innings or a match. 6 twenty, 20 (''number''). 7 A distance of twenty yards, in ancient archery and gunnery. 8 A weight of twenty pounds. 9 (context music English) One or more parts of a musical composition in a format indicating how the composition is to be played. vb. (context intransitive English) To earn points in a game.

  1. n. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?" [syn: mark, grade]

  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" [syn: musical score]

  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; "don't do it on my account"; "the paper was rejected on account of its length"; "he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful" [syn: account]

  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) [syn: scotch]

  9. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score" [syn: grudge, grievance]

  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" [syn: sexual conquest]

  1. v. gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season" [syn: hit, tally, rack up]

  2. make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it" [syn: nock, mark]

  3. make underscoring marks [syn: mark]

  4. write a musical score for

  5. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" [syn: seduce, make]

  6. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; "She scored high on the SAT"; "He scored a 200"

  7. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework" [syn: grade, mark]

Score (game)

In games, score refers to an abstract quantity associated with a player or team. Score is usually measured in the abstract unit of points, and events in the game can raise or lower the score of different parties. Most games with score use it as a quantitative indicator of success in the game, and in competitive games, a goal is often made of attaining a better score than one's opponents in order to win.

SCORE (television)
For the similarly named television station currently airing in Canada, see The Score Television Network.

SCORE was the weekend sports service of the Financial News Network which aired sports-themed programming starting in 1985. It was renamed FNN Sports in 1990 when FNN decided to go with a 24-hour feed on weekdays. SCORE was forced to dissolve after CNBC bought out FNN in 1991.

SCORE used a sports ticker or crawl to update scores at the bottom of the screen. As it was a co-venture with FNN, a stock ticker was often shown across the bottom of the screen. SCORE provided scores and highlight updates every half-hour.

Score (Paul Haslinger album)

Score is the fourth album by Paul Haslinger, which was released on January 26, 1999, on RGB Records.


SCORE may refer to:

  • SCORE (software), a music scorewriter program
  • SCORE (Spain), a free general sports magazine
  • SCORE (television), weekend sports service of the defunct Financial News Network
  • SCORE! Educational Centers
  • SCORE Association (previously known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives), a volunteer resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • SCORE International, an offroad racing organization
  • Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy, a regional development corridor in Malaysia
  • Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises, of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore
  • SCORE (Science Community Representing Education), founded by the Royal Society
  • Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite

SCORE is a Pakistani sports talk show airing on Geo TV hosted by Yahya Hussaini. The program is written by Khursheed Alam and directed by Farrukh Suleman. This show was first aired in November 2005 and running until now.

SCORE (software)

SCORE is a scorewriter program, written in FORTRAN for DOS by Stanford Professor Leland Smith (1925-2013). It has a reputation for producing very high-quality results, though considered by some people somewhat difficult to learn. It was widely used in engraving during the 1980s and 1990s, although it still has not appeared in a Windows version. It continues to have a small, dedicated following of quality engravers, many of whom regard it as the world's best music-engraving program. Many publications that have earned Paul Revere and German Musikpresse engraving awards are produced with SCORE. SCORE is known for its ability to precisely position symbols on the page, and also allows the user complete control over every aspect of their music through making every possible aspect of music notation manually controllable (this, however, also leads to some difficulty or frustration of use in the program).

The program is more suited to precision engraving of completed music than for composition, where frequent rearranging of notes or insertion or deletion of passages may cause difficulties in SCORE.

Score (statistics)

In statistics, the score, score function, efficient score or informant indicates how sensitively a likelihood function L(θ; X) depends on its parameter θ. Explicitly, the score for θ is the gradient of the log-likelihood with respect to θ.

The score plays an important role in several aspects of inference. For example:

:*in formulating a test statistic for a locally most powerful test;

:*in approximating the error in a maximum likelihood estimate;

:*in demonstrating the asymptotic sufficiency of a maximum likelihood estimate;

:*in the formulation of confidence intervals;

:*in demonstrations of the Cramér–Rao inequality.

The score function also plays an important role in computational statistics, as it can play a part in the computation of maximum likelihood estimates.

SCORE (satellite)

Project SCORE (Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment) was the world’s first communications satellite. Launched aboard an American Atlas rocket on December 18, 1958, SCORE provided a first test of a communications relay system in space, as well as the first successful use of the Atlas as a launch vehicle. It captured world attention by broadcasting a Christmas message via short wave radio from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower through an on-board tape recorder. The satellite was popularly dubbed "The Talking Atlas". SCORE, as a geopolitical strategy, placed the United States at an even technological par with the Soviet Union as a highly functional response to the Sputnik 1 and Sputnik 2 satellites.

Score (film)

Score is a 1974 American adult film directed by Radley Metzger that was one of the first films to explore bisexual relationships. It was part of the brief porn chic fad in the early 1970s that also included Behind the Green Door, The Devil in Miss Jones and Deep Throat. The film was based on an off-Broadway stage play that ran for 23 performances at the Martinique Theatre from October 28 through November 15, 1971 and that featured Sylvester Stallone in a brief role (as telephone repairman Mike). The theatrical version of Score was written by Jerry Douglas, who later became a mainstream screenwriter. It was set in a shabby Queens tenement, while the film was set in an elegant, mythical land and sported a relatively high budget for an independent film of that era.

It has been released in both soft-core and hard-core versions. One DVD release, a soft-core version, shows a renewed copyright date of 1976 (all prints featuring the 1976 copyright are the director's approved, edited version), but the film itself was actually released in the United States in December 1973. Hardcore prints, including full-frontal male nudity and fellatio, run 91 minutes, while the ubiquitous soft-core prints were released in an 84-minute format. First Run Pictures marketed the original hardcore version on videocassette, though it was a limited release available by special mail order only. These extremely rare prints occasionally surface on eBay. The hardcore version is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Score (Dream Theater album)

Score is a live album and DVD by progressive metal band Dream Theater. It was recorded on April 1, 2006 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The concert was the last of their 20th Anniversary Tour, labeled "A Very Special Evening with Dream Theater". The entire second half of the concert features a complete symphonic orchestra, dubbed "The Octavarium Orchestra", conducted by Jamshied Sharifi.

The album was released on August 29, 2006 and contains the entire concert setlist, including the encore. A condensed version of the concert was aired on VH1 Classic on August 25, 2006, 4 days before the release of the album and DVD. It was released on September 2, 2006 in Australia.

The title of the album comes from the word "score", meaning the number twenty, in reference to the band's 20th anniversary. It can also refer to a conductor's musical score, which is seen on the album cover.

Two of the songs recorded on this album were previously unreleased: "Another Won," a song written by the band in their earlier years, when they were known as Majesty; and "Raise The Knife", a song recorded for but omitted from Falling Into Infinity.

In Australia, the three-disc version of the album was released on September 2, 2006.

Score (sport)

In sport, score is a quantitative measure of the relative performance of opponents in a sporting discipline. Score is usually measured in the abstract unit of points, and events in the competition can raise or lower the score of the involved parties. Most games with score use it as a quantitative indicator of success in the game, and in competition, a goal is often made of attaining a better score than one's opponents in order to win.

In team sport, the most common point metric is the " goal" or "score". Goals are accrued by the respective teams, and the match score represents the total score accrued by each team. For example, in association football and hockey goals are achieved by putting the ball in the opposing team's net. Other team sports like rugby, baseball and cricket have more complicated scoring procedures. The winning team is that which has recorded the best score, usually the team with the higher total score; a draw or tie is a result in which the competing teams record an equal score.

Individual-based sports, such as golf and tennis, have points-based scoring as well. These may be abstract quantities defined for the sport, or more natural measures such as a distance or duration. Each competing athlete accrues points based on the sport's scoring system, and the athlete with the best score is deemed the winner. In some sports, the best score is that of the competitor with the highest score, such as in tennis or high jump. In other sports, the best score is that of the competitor with the lowest score, such as in golf or the 100 metres sprint.

Most sports have time limits, which means point-based victories are usually the result of obtaining more points than one's opponent. In others, the winner must achieve a fixed number of points sooner than the rival. In some sports there is a perfect score that is the highest attainable, such as a 6.0 or 10.0.

Usage examples of "score".

In such positions the growth of forms which secrete solid skeletons is so rapid that great walls of their remains accumulate next the shore, the mass being built outwardly by successive growths until the realm of the land may be extended for scores of miles into the deep.

Lorn and the half score of lancers with him ride toward the compound, an oblong of light compared to the towering darkness of the Accursed Forest just to the south.

Just then my eye was caught by the pragmatical old gentleman in the Greek grizzled wig, who was scrambling away in sore affright with half a score of authors in full cry after him.

There is no less than a score of mystic allegorizing sects3 who reduce almost every thing in the Koran to symbol, or spiritual signification, and some of whom as the Sufis are the most rapt and imaginative of all the enthusiastic devotees in the world.

That same day Xhia led them to the Gariep river, and he showed Koots the wheel ruts of many wagons scored deeply into the soft alluvial earth along its banks.

Such, for instance, is that roue yonder, the very prince of Bath fops, Handsome Jack, whose vanity induces him to assert that his eyebrows are worth one hundred per annum to any young fellow in pursuit of a fortune: it should, however, be admitted, that his gentlemanly manners and great good-nature more than compensate for any little detractions on the score of self-conceit.

A score of yachts lies moored to a wooden jetty, and one or two owners have been stirred by the sunlight of a spring anticyclone, into taking the tarpaulins off cabin roofs and putting the cushions out to air.

De Flotte in one district, Victor Hugo in another, Schoelcher in a third, are actively urging on the combat, and expose their lives a score of times, but none feel themselves supported by any organized body: and moreover the attempt of the Royalists in the Tenth Arrondissement has roused apprehension.

The arroyo would have scores of tributaries spread out across the desert, and many of those tributaries would have tributaries of their own.

After scoring a perfect 800 on his GRE, he received an assistantship at one of the best schools in the South.

I heard him at the piano while I was yet looking after my housekeeping, singing refrains of barcaroles and drinking songs, Italian and German, by the score.

Even the more bellicose Palatines, such as Gaidekki or Ingiaban, spoke more to score than to solve.

What was most astonishing to Armstrong was that Blitzkrieg appeared to have no notion whatsoever that his score for the front nine was in any way questionable.

Scoring his palm, he let his blood fall in scarlet drops, and anemones blossomed where it fell.

It was proposed that the house should go into committee on the 12th of July, when Lord Maitland, one of the members for Appleby, rose to oppose the disfranchisement of that borough, on the score of a mistake in the population returns.