chalk up


chalk up

verb

Definition of CHALK UP

1
to explain (something) as being the result of something else <let's chalk up her weird behavior to simple nervousness>
Related Words blame, charge, father (on), impute (to), pin (on); assign, refer; associate, attach, connect, link
2
to obtain (as a goal) through effort <chalked up a record in singles tennis that is likely to stand for a long time>
Synonyms attain, bag, chalk up, clock (up) [chiefly British], gain, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, ring up, score, win
Near Antonyms fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose

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