One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1with object To draw a line through or over; specifically to obliterate by scoring across, to cross out.
2with object To score (music) with excessively elaborate orchestration; to provide (a film, etc.) with too elaborate a musical score.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), fiction writer, poet, and critic. From over- + score.
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