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English definition of “score”


verb (GET)    /skɔːr/ US  /skɔːr/
[T] US informal to get something: I managed to score a couple of tickets to the World Cup final.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things [I or T] slang to get illegal drugs: She tried to score some dope in a nightclub.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug [I] slang to have sex with someone that you have usually just met: Did you score last night, then?Sexual intercourse
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