score off


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score off

vb
(intr, preposition) to gain an advantage at someone else's expense
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Translations

w>score off

vt sep (= delete)ausstreichen
vi +prep obj to score off somebodyjdn als dumm hinstellen
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References in classic literature ?
I purposed to say nothing to him about it, and was purposely silent indeed, in order to score off his pride and force him to be the first to speak of his wages.
And is it really worth your while to try to score off him?"
Yet it would be great to nip in between A and B and score off them both at once!
The following minute saw Surender Kumar score off a penalty corner created by Amit Rohidas.
Clare Shillington got Ireland's chase off to a quick start with 27 from 25 balls but they struggled to score off Pakistan's spinners and ended on 101-9.
Desiree Cheng would score off UP's blockade and Aduke Ogunsanya followed it up with a service ace that trimmed the margin to two, 23-21.
Tectonic 3.20 Hamilton SP forecast 7-4 Has been mainly consistent since winning at Carlisle in June and suggested he can score off this mark when third at Carlisle last week.
But De Villiers hit the fourth ball of the final over from Andre Russell to deep cover and Amla could not score off the final two deliveries.
That changed the complexion of the game, and Indian Oil now looked to earn penalty corners for Gurjinder to score off his drag- flicks.
Jobanek added Thurston's third score off Larson's second assist, and Sarah Johnson finished the Colts' scoring off an assist by Jobanek.
We've got a child on the way so he keeps saying I can score off the pitch but not on it.
Wales broke the early deadlock with a score off the back of a scrum, moving the ball wide for Gareth Howells to slide over in the corner.