score against (someone or something)

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score against (someone or something)

1. Literally, to gain or achieve a point or unit of points in a game or contest against some person or team. A noun or pronoun can be used between "score" and "against" to specify the kind or amount of points that was scored. The star quarterback scored five touchdowns against the cross-town rivals. If we score against them one more time, we can tie the game!
2. To gain or achieve a personal success or victory against someone else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "score" and "against" to specify or describe the kind of success or victory one achieved. I don't know why you think you need to score against your wife with these petty arguments—you're not competing against each other! Even though it didn't amount to much money, I at least felt like I scored a moral victory against the company when they agreed to refund me the full amount.
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score something (up) against someone or something

to tally up a score against someone or some team. Tara scored a few points against Sally. The Bears scored up thirteen points against the Giants.
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score against someone or something

to make a point or goal against someone or some team. Because of his bad ankle, Fred was unable to score against his defender. We never scored against the visiting team.
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The first match of the tournament was played between Multan and Vehari, in which, Multan won with 61 scores against 38.
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EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR will risk the wrath of Tottenham fans by celebrating if he scores against his old club.
But he will be walking on air if son But he will be walking on air if son Chris scores against the Auld Enemy at Chris scores against the Auld Enemy at Parkhead tonight.
Of Kilkenny's scores against Dublin in the replayed game, 12 of the 15 came from placed balls and, if you go back through all their matches, a similar pattern emerges.
I WANT Bobby Zamora to celebrate if he scores against his old side Fulham tomorrow night.
Ronaldo, who spent six years with United, said it would be a beautiful sensation, adding if he scores against his former club, it would be spectacular.
Dougie Imrie has vowed not to celebrate if he scores against old club Hamilton in the League Cup on Tuesday.
Rink scores against Hertfordshire were Ray Antill, Mike Wakeman, Ron Rose, Aubrey Brookhouse (26-12), Tim Messinger, Keith Ogilvie, John Clarke, Phil Green (24-15), Les Smart, Jim Cerff.
ATLETICO MADRID forward Luis Garcia believes his former club Liverpool are on the brink of Premier League title success and insists he will feel "no joy" if he scores against his old club in the Champions League on Wednesday.
While Sheva's goalless run is behind him, Wayne Rooney has now gone ten outings without finding the net and Hills offer 7-4 that he scores against the Trotters.
In the first match, MEPCO beat FESCO with 47 scores against 42.
CARDIFF boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has encouraged Wilfried Zaha to celebrate if he scores against former club Crystal Palace today.
The markets can't agree about Fernando Torres's chances these days, but even the best-price 4/6 that he scores against Blackpool today looks like mug bait.