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American English: /skɔr/
British English: /skɔː/

Translation of score in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (in game) the final score
    el resultado final
    there was no score
    no hubo goles ( or tantos etc)
    what's the score? what was the score?
    ¿cómo terminó el partido ( or encuentro etc)?
    after 20 minutes the score was 2:1 to United
    a los 20 minutos de juego el United ganaba (por) 2 a 1
    a los 20 minutos de juego iban 2 a 1 en favor del United
    to keep (the) score
    llevar la cuenta de los tantos ( or goles etc)
    1.2 (point, goal) they need a score quickly
    tienen que marcar ( or meter un gol etc) ya
    Example sentences
    • This bonus is potentially the most important score for players, as it helps fill up your flash-o-meter.
    • The only other score of the game came at the end of the third quarter for the Pipers on a 23-yard field goal attempt.
    • Munson snuck into the end zone from two yards out for the Scots' second touchdown score.
    1.3 (in competition, test etc) he got a perfect score
    obtuvo la máxima puntuación or (Latin America tb) el máximo puntaje
    what was your score on the test? (American English)
    ¿qué puntuación or (Latin America tb) puntaje sacaste en la prueba?
    Example sentences
    • US soccer fans will be alerted to goals scored and conceded, along with half-time and full-time scores every time their team plays.
    • Students counted daily attendances and absences, team numbers, scores in games, chairs and tables, and counted down the days to important events in their lives.
    • The final score reflected the home team's dominance, although the Oxford athletes put on a good show and should be encouraged by their performances at such an early stage of the season.
    Example sentences
    • Grades and test scores are important, but what a student can bring to a university community can sometimes be even more significant.
    • Impressive test scores and grades help, of course.
    • Also, children whose mothers gave disapproving looks, criticized them and gave support had lower verbal and math scores on the IQ test.
  • 2 2.1 (account) I have no worries on that score
    en ese sentido or a ese respecto no me preocupo
    en lo que a eso se refiere, no me preocupo
    to have a score to settle
    tener una cuenta pendiente
    to have a score to settle with somebody
    tener que arreglar cuentas con alguien
    tener que ajustarle las cuentas a alguien
    to pay off o settle old scores
    ajustar or saldar (las) cuentas pendientes
    2.2 (situation) [colloquial]I told him about my past, so he knows the score
    le hablé de mi pasado, así que está al tanto de la situación
    what's the score? are we going out or not?
    ¿qué pasa? or ¿en qué quedamos? ¿salimos o no salimos?
    this is the score: I'll do it for $200 or not at all
    la cosa es así: o lo hago por 200 dólares o no lo hago
  • 3 (Music) 3.1 (notation) he conducts without a score
    dirige sin partitura
    to follow the score
    seguir la partitura
    Example sentences
    • Ideally, one might wish for translations to the texts of the vocal examples and a few more musical scores for the CDs, so that one could follow more of the points being made.
    • Many were the instruments and singers interchanging scores and vocal lines during the Baroque Era.
    • The top floor features bedrooms, the Maestro's old study-work room, and copious shelving for books, musical scores and the like.
    3.2 (music for show, movie)
    Example sentences
    • While Carpenter is known as a great director, he's also very good at creating atmospheric music scores for his films.
    • From popular music genres to various folk musics to film score and cartoon soundtracks - any style is fair game.
    • Elmer Bernstein composed the musical scores of five feature films in 1953, his third year as a film composer.
  • 5 (twenty) she lived to be four score years and ten [literary]
    vivió hasta los 90 años
    there were scores of people there
    había muchísima gente
    había montones de gente [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Reports came swarming in by the score, of the damage done to the coastal towns and forests.
    • Now he's at it again, wiping out landmarks by the score.
    • For a city with hotels by the score, Seattle can be a tough place to find a bed.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (Sport) to score a basket you score 20 points for that
    eso te da or (Latin America tb) con eso te anotas 20 puntos
    he scored three homeruns
    hizo or (Latin America tb) anotó tres jonrones
    Example sentences
    • He scored a record 49 times for England in 106 games, but is equally hailed for his sense of fair play.
    • Mark scored one of the most amazing baskets ever, it was unbelievable.
    • On April 16th he scored a total of 61 points against the Atlanta Hawks setting a new NBA record.
    Example sentences
    • The higher card wins and that player sets that card aside scoring the number of pips on it.
    • On each hand your team scores the total number of penalty points you have taken in your tricks.
    • And quibbles they are: as a film which, from the outset, devotes itself unashamedly to style over substance, it scores top marks.
    1.2 (in competition, test)
    I scored 70%
    saqué 70 sobre 100
    he scored the highest marks
    sacó or obtuvo la mejor puntuación or (Latin America tb) el puntaje más alto
    correct answers score five points each
    cada respuesta correcta vale or da cinco puntos
    1.3 (win)
    to score a political victory
    lograr or conseguir una victoria política
    Example sentences
    • The 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division (on camera) scored a significant success earlier in the day.
    • With the labor-union allies it has cultivated, it has even helped create new parties that have scored real successes.
    • From its first appearance on the New York art-scene it scored a triumph with collectors.
  • 2 (cut, mark)
    hacer unos cortes en
    the text had been heavily scored with underlinings
    el texto estaba lleno de subrayados
    age had scored his face with lines
    el paso del tiempo le había surcado el rostro de arrugas
    Example sentences
    • Its white sides are scored and scratched, and my vines have spilled over the edge of the deck.
    • He put his hands down on the table, letting his claws score the wooden surface lightly.
    • Carefully place the pastry rounds on a large non-stick baking sheet and score the surface in a diamond pattern, using the tip of a small sharp knife.
  • 3 (Music) (piece) (write)
    (arrange) hacer un arreglo de
    Example sentences
    • I'd love to work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra to score the music for one of his titles.
    • Music is also scored to the fight action and to that rhythm.
    • So, I will be working with Martinu's Double Concerto - scored for two strings orchestras, piano and timpani.

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (Sport)
    anotar(se) un tanto
    a high/low-scoring game
    un partido en el que se marcaron or se hicieron muchos/pocos goles ( or tantos etc)
    1.2 (in competition, test) he scored well in the exam
    obtuvo or sacó una buena puntuación or (Latin America tb) un puntaje alto en el examen
    team A scored very high in the first round
    el equipo A consiguió or (Latin America tb) (se) anotó muchos puntos en la primera vuelta
  • 2 (do well) this car scores in terms of economy
    este coche (se) destaca por lo económico
    to score over something/somebody
    aventajar or superar a algo/alguien
    this is where our product scores over its rivals
    en esto es en lo que nuestro producto supera or aventaja a sus rivales
  • 3 (obtain drugs) [slang]
    conseguir droga or (Southern Cone) (Peru) [colloquial] pichicatear
    Example sentences
    • A dope dealer doesn't just pop up on my computer and say, This is how you can score illegal drugs.
    • Deena rarely saw her mom because her mom was always away partying and trying to score drugs.
    • Even the one older character, Rory, is a screwed-up social worker who scores drugs from his clients.
  • 4 (have sex) [slang]did you score with her?
    ¿te acostaste con ella?
    ¿te la tiraste? [vulgar]
    ¿te la llevaste al huerto? [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Finally, after decades of foreplay, a gay man on TV scored.
    • You don't have to have nerves of steel to score with women.
    • Straight men who want to score with their women look to us for advice.

Phrasal verbs

score out

score through verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British English)
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