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: to total and record especially by means of a cash register
ring up a sale
rang up many social triumphs
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achieve, attain, bag, chalk up, clock (up) [chiefly British], gain, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, score, win
1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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something that serves to warn or remind
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