score off


score off
transitive verb
: to get the better of : triumph over (as in an argument)

the sissy who ends by scoring off the world which has been making fun of him — Edmund Wilson

scoring off an old opponent

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score off or score points off (informal)
To achieve a success against, get the better of
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Main Entry:score

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ˈscore off [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they score off he/she/it scores off present participle scoring off past tense scored off past participle scored off] phrasal verb
to gain an advantage over someone

Why does she constantly try to score off her sister?

Thesaurus: to have, or to take advantage of, an opportunitysynonym
Main entry: score

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score off [phrasal verb]
score off (someone) Brit, informal : to say or do something in order to get an advantage over (someone)

They're always trying to score off each other.

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Main Entry:score

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • score off or score points off — Brit. informal outdo or humiliate, especially in an argument. → score …   English new terms dictionary

  • make a score off one's own bat — attain results without help from others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • score a point (off somebody) — ˌscore a ˈpoint/ˈpoints (off/against/over sb) idiom = ↑score off somebody Main entry: ↑scoreidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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  • score a point (against somebody) — ˌscore a ˈpoint/ˈpoints (off/against/over sb) idiom = ↑score off somebody Main entry: ↑scoreidiom …   Useful english dictionary


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