Synonyms of score
1 gainDictionary • They scored 282 points in their first innings.
gain • The company didn't disclose how much it expects to gain from the deal.
win • The first correct entry will win the prize.
achieve • There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
make • He made 1,972 runs for the county
get • The problem was how to get enough food.
net • The state government expects to net about 1.46 billion rupees.
bag • The smart ones will have already bagged their seats.
obtain • The perfect body has always been difficult to obtain.
attain • He's halfway to attaining his pilot's licence.
notch up (informal)
chalk up (informal) • The team chalked up one win after another.
2 go down well with (someone) • He told them he had scored with the girl.
go down well with (someone)
make a hit (informal)
make a point
gain an advantage
put yourself across
make an impact or impression
3 arrangeDictionary • He scored a piece for a chamber music ensemble. (music)
arrange • The songs were arranged by a well-known pianist.
set • She had set the table and was drinking coffee at the hearth.
orchestrate • He was orchestrating the first act of his opera.
write • She wrote articles for magazines in Paris.
compose • The drawing is beautifully composed.
4 cutDictionary • Lightly score the surface of the steaks with a sharp cook's knife.
cut • Thieves cut a hole in the fence.
scratch • Knives will scratch the worktop.
nick • A sharp blade is likely to nick the skin and draw blood.
mark • How do you stop the horses marking the turf?
slash • He nearly bled to death after slashing his wrists.
scrape • She stumbled and fell, scraping her palms and knees.
notch • a bamboo walking stick with a notched handle
graze • I had grazed my knees a little.
gash • He gashed his leg while felling trees.
gouge • quarries which have gouged great holes in the hills
indent • the country's heavily indented coastline
make a groove in
5 buyDictionary (slang) • We scored some dope last night.
buy • He could not afford to buy a house.
purchase • She purchased a tuna sandwich and a carton of orange juice.
obtain • Evans was trying to obtain a false passport.
acquire • The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
procure • It was difficult to procure food and other daily necessitites.
1 ratingDictionary • low maths scores
rating • a value-for-money rating of ten out of ten
mark • He did well to get such a good mark.
grade • pressure on students to obtain good grades
2 pointsDictionary • The final score was 4-1.
result • They were surprised by the result of their trials.
outcome • It's too early to predict the outcome of the race.
tally • They do not keep a tally of visitors to the palace.
number of points or goals scored
3 compositionDictionary • the composer of classic film scores
composition • Materials of different composition absorb and reflect light differently.
arrangement • an arrangement of a well-known piece by Mozart
5 grievanceDictionary • They had a score to settle with each other.
grievance • a deep sense of grievance
wrong • I intend to right the wrong done to you.
injury • She was awarded £3,500 for injury to her feelings.
complaint • There have been a number of complaints about the standard of service.
injustice • I don't want to do an injustice to what I've recorded.
grudge • It was an accident and I bear him no grudge.
bone of contention
axe to grind
turf war (informal)
bone to pick
6 chargeDictionary • So what is the score anyway?
bill • They couldn't afford to pay the bills.
account • He kept a detailed account of all expenditures.
debt • He is still paying off his debts.
tab (US, informal)
IDIOMS:▷ on this or that score
PHRASAL VERB:▷ score something out or through
PHRASE:▷ the score
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• He kept a detailed account of all expenditures.
achieveIf you achieve a particular aim or effect, you succeed in doing it or causing it to happen, usually after a lot of effort.
• There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
bring off (informal),
put the tin lid on
bring off (informal),
put the tin lid on
• The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
Thesaurus for score from the Collins English Thesaurus
an evaluative, usually numerical, record of a competitive game or match
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