chalk up

verb

Definition of chalk up

transitive verb
1 : ascribe, credit
  • chalked up his failures to inexperience
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

First Known Use of chalk up

1826

chalk up Synonyms

Synonyms
accredit, ascribe, attribute, credit, impute, lay, put down
Related Words
blame, charge, father (on), impute (to), pin (on); assign, refer; associate, attach, connect, link
Near Antonyms
fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose


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