Definition of Chalk up

1. Verb. Accumulate as a debt. "He chalked up $100 in the course of the evening"

Exact synonyms: Run Up
Generic synonyms: Owe

2. Verb. Keep score, as in games.
Exact synonyms: Tally
Entails: Count, Enumerate, Number, Numerate
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Derivative terms: Tally

Definition of Chalk up

1. Verb. (transitive) To attribute, credit, or blame. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to achieve something ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalk Up

chalk and talk
chalk bag
chalk dust
chalk line
chalk out
chalk pit
chalk talk
chalk talks
chalk up (current term)
chalk up to
chalked up
chalkhill blue
chalkhill blues

Literary usage of Chalk up

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1. Text-book of Geology by Sir Archibald Geikie (1903)
"... or "Chloritic Marl,' \\\' "Chalk Marl," and the "Grey Chalk " up to the top of the zone of ..."

2. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1870)
"The above statement of the number of men employed and the rates of progress, includes those working at the derrick and passing the sand-bags and chalk up to ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"chalk up, to (Australian slang, less frequent in England), to debit to a person. Undoubtedly the expression arose from the custom of the keeper of an ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"CHAI. к him across the peepers with your cheery [which, translated, means slash him over the eyes with your dagger). To chalk up, ОГ TO CHALK IT UP, phr. ..."

5. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"chalk up, to credit, make entry in account books of indebtedness ; "I can't pay you now, but you can CHALK IT UP," ie, charge me with the article in your ..."

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