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1. noun, slang The act or instance of securing some sudden or significant advantage or gain. Our company is on the brink of hitting the big time, I can feel it. We just need to get one big score, and it will set us up for good.
2. noun, slang The successful purchase or procurement of something illicit, especially drugs. He spent his days scrounging money from wherever he could in order to get his next score.
3. noun, slang A robbery. They had only just gotten away from the police with their lives, but already their leader began planning their next score.
4. noun, vulgar slang An instance of sexual activity or intercourse. Used especially in reference to casual encounters. If you're just looking for a quick score, then you need to look elsewhere, buddy. I ain't that kind of gal.
5. verb, vulgar slang To have casual sex (with someone). I heard you scored with Janet last night. Nice one! It had been nearly six months since I broke up with my boyfriend, so I was really in the mood to score when I went to the club with my friends.
6. verb, slang To manage to obtain something, especially that which is normally difficult to find or prohibitively expensive. My boss scored tickets to the Super Bowl, and she invited me to come with her.
7. verb, slang To purchase, steal, or procure (something), especially in an illegal or illicit capacity. We scored some coke—wanna come party with us? Tom scored a bottle of whiskey from his parents' liquor cabinet.

the score

The complete, accurate details of a situation; what is really happening or expected to happen. Okay, everyone knows the score, right? We get in, get the money, and get out—no one inside gets hurt, do you understand?
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In a moment the blacks had scattered for their lives, but of the score that had crept down the grassy sides of the promontory only a single warrior managed to escape the horde that had overwhelmed his people.
Dolokhov was no longer listening to stories or telling them, but followed every movement of Rostov's hands and occasionally ran his eyes over the score against him.
The score against him reached the fateful sum of forty-three thousand.
At last the company targets were decided, and Tepus, as was expected, led the score, having made six exact centers in succession.
The score is tied, my lord," said the Queen; "we have still to see Gilbert and Robin Hood."
Before sitting down to it, he opens his corner- cupboard door; takes his bit of chalk from its shelf; adds one thick line to the score, extending from the top of the cupboard door to the bottom; and then falls to with an appetite.
Jeremiah Henry scored on a wild pitch, making the score 7-2 in favor of Chicago.
M Sabir and Akbar Ali were on the score sheet for Navy while Rana Waheed and Adnan Anwar scored a goal each for Wapda-W.
In the first qualifier Asad Ullah of PAF recorded victory against Abdul Wahid in the first round at 3-0, the score was 11-1, 11-4 and 11-4 and in the second qualifier he defeated Fawad Hussain by 3-1, the score was 11-8, 8-11, 11-6 and 11-7.
Hamza Zahid defeated Waji Ullah by 3-0, the score was 11-5, 11-8 and 11-5, Fahad Sharif beat Afaq Khan by 3-1, the score was 10-12, 11-9, 11-7 and 11-5, Hammad Khan beat Saad Zubair by 3-0, the score was 11-4, 11-9 and 11-7, Abbas Nawaz beat Bilal Ahmad by 3-0, the score was 11-4, 11-8 and 11-9, Hasnain of Balochistan beat Muhamad Talha Iqbal of KP by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 11-7 and 11-9 and Ali Sher recorded victory against Khakan Malik of Punjab by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 11-3 and 11-9.
Top seed Muhammad Hamza of PAF defeated Abdul Mugeet of KP by 3-0, the score was 11-5, 11-9 and 11-9, Yasin Khattak beat Muhammad Talha by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 11-7 and 11-8, Huzaifa Zahid bdeat Abu Zar Imtiaz by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 11-7 and 11-9, Mutahair Ali Shah beat Majid Khan by 3-1, the score was 12-10, 10-12, 11-9 and 11-8, Muhammad Khan beat Rahim Abbas by 3-1, the score was 11-9, 10-12, 11-7 and 11-6, Sheraz Akbar beat Saboor Khan by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 11-8 and 11-8, Ammad Ahmad beat of PAF beat Omar Arshad by 3-0, the score was 11-8, 11-8 and 11-9.
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Scores for Austin, Charlotte, and Jefferson County were not significantly different from the score for the nation.
If there were such a standard, no one would be accused of "running up the score" or "pouring it on."