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top-score

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɒpskɔː
 
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Definition of top-score in English:

verb

[no object]
(Of a sports player) score the most goals, runs, or points in a particular competition, match, etc. Taylor top-scored with 66 not out
More example sentences
  • Opening the innings, he top-scored with an unbeaten 74 from 95 balls, after Sri Lanka had been set a target of 169 in 35 overs.
  • The only Harrovian to emerge with credit was the 15-year-old Lord Ipswich, who top-scored in both innings with 21 and 10.
  • He also top-scored in both innings on debut - how uncommon is that?

Derivatives

top scorer

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noun
Example sentences
  • Greaves scored 44 goals in 57 appearances for England, a better ratio than Bobby Charlton the all-time top scorer.
  • Sohail Abbas was the top scorer at the Athens Olympics with 11 goals.
  • The Nurney girls scored 11 goals with top scorer for Nurney being full-forward Emma Behan, scoring five goals.

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