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score verb

1 win points/goals, etc.

ADV. nearly | easily Cunningham broke away and ran some 40 metres to score easily.

VERB + SCORE try to | manage to | fail to, have yet to Peter Walker has yet to score this season. | look likely to Villa always looked the team most likely to score.

PREP. against The England team failed to score against Italy on Saturday. | for She has not yet scored for her new club. | with He scored with a neat header.

PHRASES come close to scoring It was Robertson who came closest to scoring. | open the scoring Zidane opened the scoring in the seventh minute of the game.

2 gain marks in a test

ADV. highly, well In the key area of negotiation, women scored highly.