- (rare) The action or result of scoring off someone (a rebuttal, a point won).
From the verb score off.
(third-person singular simple present scores off, present participle scoring off, simple past and past participle scored off)
- (inseparable, idiomatic, slang) To defeat (especially in an argument), get the better of, achieve a success over, gain an advantage or win points over, make a point to the detriment or at the expense of, make appear foolish. Sometimes with particle on (someone).
- (separable, idiomatic) To delete or remove (especially from a list); to score out, strike out or strike off, cross out or cross off; to draw a line through.
- Used other than as an idiom: see score, off. To score from.
- In sense 1 (defeat), this phrasal verb is inseparable and the object always appear after the particle (except for a pronoun, which must always precede the particle).
- In sense 2 (delete), this phrasal verb is separable and the object may appear before or after the particle (though more common after, to avoid ambiguities).