stack up

stacked up; stacking up; stacks up

Definition of stack up

intransitive verb

1 : to add up : total
2 : measure up, compare usually used with against

Examples of stack up in a Sentence

those newspapers have been stacking up in the basement since we moved here

First Known Use of stack up

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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