Synonyms of score in English:

score


See definition of score

noun

1‘the final score was 4–3’

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result, outcome

number of goals, number of points, number of runs, total, sum total, tally, count

2‘an IQ score of 161’

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rating, grade, mark, percentage

3‘check the shaft for rust, scores, and any other types of damage’

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scratch, nick, notch, snick, scrape, groove, chip, cut, gouge, incision, slit, gash

mark

archaic scotch

4‘I've got a score to settle with you’

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grievance, bone to pick, axe to grind, grudge, complaint

dispute, bone of contention

rare crow to pluck

5‘he knew the score before he got here’

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the situation, the position, the facts, the truth of the matter, the state of affairs, the true state of affairs, the picture, the story, how things stand, the lie of the land

British informal the state of play

North American informal the lay of the land

informal the set-up, what's what

"the score"

6‘he had resigned on the score of ill health’

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grounds, reason, basis, count

cause, motive, rationale

7‘police have received scores of complaints’

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a great many, a lot, a good deal, a great deal, a great amount, a great number, a large amount, a large number, great quantities, plenty, a host, hosts, a crowd, crowds, droves, a bevy, bevies, an army, armies, a horde, hordes, a flock, flocks, herds, a throng, throngs, legions, a multitude, multitudes, a swarm, swarms

copious, abundant, profuse, an abundance, a profusion

informal lots, umpteen, loads, masses, stacks, scads, heaps, piles, bags, tons, oodles, dozens, hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, zillions, more … than one can shake a stick at

British informal shedloads, a shedload

North American informal a slew, a bunch, gazillions, gobs, bazillions

Australian NZ informal a swag

vulgar slang a shitload

literary myriad, divers

ANTONYMS

few

"scores"

verb

1‘he has already scored 13 goals for Aston Villa this season’

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get, gain, chalk up, win, achieve, attain, make

record

informal notch up, bag, knock up, rack up

2‘when I was your age I spent every summer weekend scoring for my father's village cricket team’

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keep score, keep the score, keep count, keep a record, keep a tally

3‘his new movie really scored’

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be successful, be a success, achieve success, win, triumph, make an impression, have an impact, go down well, get an enthusiastic reception

informal be a hit, be a winner, be a sell-out, go down a storm

4‘the Quartet Suite was scored for flute, violin, viola da gamba, and continuo’

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orchestrate, arrange, set, adapt

write, compose

rare instrument

5‘score the wood in criss-cross patterns’

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scratch, cut, make a notch in, make a notches in, make a groove in, make a grooves in, notch, incise, scrape, nick, snick, chip, gouge, slit, gash

mark

cross-hatch

carve, engrave

archaic scotch


Phrases

    on this/that score

      ‘there were no complaints on that score’

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      on that subject, on this subject, as far as that is concerned, as far as that was concerned, as far as this is concerned, as far as this was concerned, so far as that is concerned, so far as that was concerned, so far as this is concerned, so far as this was concerned, in that respect, in this respect, about that, about this, on that matter, on this matter, as regards that, as regards this

    pay off/settle old scores

      ‘he can't resist settling old scores—the book is full of retaliatory digs and sneers’

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      take revenge, take one's revenge, hit back at someone, get back at someone, retaliate, get even, get one's own back, pay someone back, give someone a dose of their own medicine, give someone a taste of their own medicine, pay someone back in their own coin

    score points off

      ‘Harry was continually seeking ways to score points off Sam’

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      get the better of, gain an advantage over, outdo, best, worst, have the edge over

      have the last laugh on, make a fool of, humiliate

      informal

      be one up on, get one up on, get one over on

      score
    score something out/through

      ‘she scored out the last word’

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      cross out, strike out, put a line through, ink out, blue-pencil, scratch out

      delete, obliterate, expunge

      score