clock up

phrasal verb

clocked up; clocking up; clocks up
chiefly British
: to gain or reach (a particular number or amount)
Our company clocked up a record number of sales this year.

Examples of clock up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today my guest is an Moroccan-Canadian singer-songwriter who, at just 23, has already clocked up numerous accolades for her poppy anthemic hooks performed in English, French, and Arabic. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Sep. 2023 The 1,000,000,000 List, an accolade that recognizes one billion streams clocked up across all platforms. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 15 Jan. 2024 One day last week, my screen time clocked up to just over eight hours, which is a truly horrifying number. Daisy Jones, Vogue, 24 Dec. 2023 The producer boasts accredited sales awards in the UK and across Europe, and his singles have clocked up over two billion streams. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 More recently, GreenPower has been testing its buses in real-world conditions, conducting a nine-month pilot program in West Virginia that split its time across 18 different school districts (for six weeks each), clocking up more than 32,000 miles (51,500 km) in the process. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 31 Oct. 2023 Since then, the Stones have clocked up two more leaders in Australia, with hits collection GRRR! Lars Brandle, Billboard, 27 Oct. 2023 Erling Haaland, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish also clocked up over 50 appearances. Zak Garner-Purkis, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 Everyone's boyfriend, Tony Armstrong clocked up a bunch of nominations thanks to his work on A Dog's World with Tony Armstrong, and took home the Bert Newton Award for most popular presenter. Alexandra Koster,, 30 July 2023

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“Clock up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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