(To) defeat To beat (To) score To play (a game) against
If you defeat someone, you win. When you lose a competition or do not succeed in doing something, it is a defeat.
a) England defeated Italy 2-0.
b) France suffered a 1- 0 defeat against Portugal in the 2016 European Cup.
We say that you play a game against an opponent, or that you play against an opponent.
c) France played well against Brazil but lost.
If you win against a team or an opponent, you beat them. You can beat someone in a game, a competition, an election, or a battle.
d) Spain needed to beat Italy to get to the semi-finals.
e) Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential elections.
To get a point in a game or a sport you need to score. The score is the number of points earned in a game or a test.
f) No one scored in the first half.
g) The final score was 4-3 to United.
h) She scored 8 / 10 in her last exam.
Who won the last World Cup?
What was the score?
Who did they beat?
When you beat someone, what do you do?
Do you think that football players celebrate too much when they score?
Who is Athletic’s top scorer? How many goals has he scored this season?
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