stack up

verb
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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The first known use of stack up was in 1896

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“Stack up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stack%20up. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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