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1. In sports, especially baseball or basketball, a record that breaks down the scores, players, and statistics of two teams in a given game. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Make sure you get your hands on the box score after the game—it will help you write a much better article than relying on memory alone.
2. By extension, a thorough and detailed rundown of an event, action, or situation. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My boss asked me to prepare a box score for our earnings this quarter.
3. Military slang for a record of the number of dead, wounded, or missing soldiers at a given point in time. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The box score over the past month shows that we experiencing less casualties than this time last year.
1. in. to succeed. I knew if I kept trying I could score.
2. tv. & in. to obtain something; to obtain drugs or sex. (Very close to sense 1) Fred is always trying to score with women.
3. n. the result of a scoring: drugs, loot, winnings, etc. The crooks dropped the score as they made their getaway.
4. in. [for a male] to copulate with a female; [for a female] to copulate with a male. (Usually objectionable.) Fred can’t think about anything but scoring with Martha.
5. n. the client of a male or female prostitute. She conked the score over the head and robbed him.
6. n. a summary; a conclusion; the sum total. (see also bottom line.) Okay, waiter, what’s the score?
- (some score) from the East German judge
- a score to settle
- box score
- even the score
- four score and seven years ago
- go off at score
- have a score to settle
- know the score
- make a score
- no score
- pay off
- score (something) off (someone, something, or some place)
- score against
- score for
- score off (someone)
- score points
- score with
- scoring position, in
- settle a score
- settle a score (with someone)
- settle a score with
- settle an old score (with someone)
- settle the score
- settle the score (with someone)
- the score
- three score and ten