rack up
transitive verb Date: 1949 achieve, gain <
racked up their 10th victory

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rack up — verb 1. gain points in a game (Freq. 1) The home team scored many times He hit a home run He hit .300 in the past season • Syn: ↑score, ↑hit, ↑tally • …   Useful english dictionary

  • rack up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rack up : present tense I/you/we/they rack up he/she/it racks up present participle racking up past tense racked up past participle racked up informal rack up something to get a large number or amount of… …   English dictionary

  • rack up — in. to become alcohol intoxicated. (See also racked (up).) □ Let’s go down to the tavern and rack up. □ I think I’ll rack up …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rack up — PHRASAL VERB: no passive If a business racks up profits, losses, or sales, it makes a lot of them. If a sportsman, sportswoman, or team racks up wins, they win a lot of matches or races. [V P n (not pron)] Lower rates mean that firms are more… …   English dictionary

  • rack up — phr verb Rack up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑point, ↑sale …   Collocations dictionary

  • rack up — vb to prepare a line of cocaine for snorting ► Rack up the line and get her face in it. (Former pop star Brian Harvey quoted in News of the World, 15 June 2003) …   Contemporary slang

  • rack up — verb a) to arrange in a rack At the start of the game, the referee racks up the red balls. b) to gain (points etc.; in a game or sport) Chelsea racked up another 3 points at home to Bolton …   Wiktionary

  • rack up — compile, increase, build up, run up    He racked up a lot of points with his first hand of cribbage …   English idioms

  • Rack up — amass …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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