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chalk up

verb

Definition of chalk up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  ascribe, credit <chalked up his failures to inexperience>

  3. 2 :  attain, achieve <chalk up another victory>



Examples of chalk up in a sentence

  1. <let's chalk up her weird behavior to simple nervousness>

  2. <chalked up a record in singles tennis that is likely to stand for a long time>



1826

First Known Use of chalk up

1826



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