pay off a score Definition
- 1. A total number of points gained or achieved eg in a game.
- Thesaurus: tally, count, number, record, reckoning, average, sum, aggregate, account, amount, total.
3. A scratch or shallow cut, especially one made as a tally.
4. A bold line marking a boundary or defined position.
5. A set of twenty.
- Example: three score
- Example: I have scores of letters to write
- Form: scores
- The current situation; the essential facts
- Example: What's the score with your job?
- Form: the score
9. The music from a film or play.
10. A reason; grounds.
- Example: He was accepted on the score of suitability
- Form: the score
- Example: He has an old score to settle
- Thesaurus: grievance, grudge, injustice.
- A successful attempt to obtain drugs for illegal use.
- tr & intr
1. To gain or achieve (a point) in a game.
- Thesaurus: win, gain, achieve, register.
2. To keep a record of points gained during a game.
3. To make cuts or scratches in the surface of something; to mark (a line) by a shallow cut.
- Thesaurus: mark, cut, groove, nick, notch, scratch, tick.
- Example: black king scores three
- To break down music into parts for individual instruments or voices;
- To adapt music for instruments or voices other than those originally intended.
- Thesaurus: compose, orchestrate, arrange, adapt.
7. To achieve a rating; to be judged or regarded.
- Example: This film scores high for entertainment value
- Thesaurus: rank, rate.
- To obtain drugs for illegal use.
- To succeed in having sexual intercourse with them.
- Form: score with someone (often)
- To know or be aware of the facts of a situation.
- As regards the matter or concern.
- Example: She has no worries on that score
Beyond reasonable limits; unfair.
- To repay an old grudge or debt.
To do something unintentionally to one's own disadvantage.
Phrasal Verb: score off someone or score points off someone
- To humiliate them for personal advantage; to get the better of them.
- To cancel it by drawing a line through it.