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Definition of the verb rack up

What does rack up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. gain points in a game
  2. place in a rack
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
  3. defeat thoroughly
  4. supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: fill / fill up = become full

Alternative definition of the verb rack up


  1. [snooker, billiards, cue sports] to arrange in a rack
  2. [idiomatic] to gain (points etc.; in a game or sport)
  3. [idiomatic] to acquire, to gather together.
  4. [idiomatic] to defeat severely, to thrash


"Rack Up" is a film.

  • also known as Il tocco: la sfida
  • country: Spain
  • genres: Sports, Action Film, Crime Fiction

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rack Up

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Google previewDictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

Rack rack up -- to collect Rag rag on -- to complain Rake rake in -- to easily make a lot of money rake over -- to examine rake up -- to mention Rally rally around -- to work as a group with a particular purpose Ram ram into -- to hit against ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Isle of Wight Dialect, and of Provincialisms Used in the Island (1886)

With Illustrative Anecdotes and Tales; to which is Appended the Christmas Boy's Play, an Isle of Wight "Hooam Harvest", and Songs Sung by the Peasantry; Forming a Treasury of Insular Manners and Customs of Fifty Years Ago by William Henry Long

Rack up. To fill the racks with food for horses or cattle, the Inst thing at night before leaving them. " Come on, mayet, and git the cannel and lantern; we must begin to rack up, tea ver' near half-aater zeben, you." Racket. "To stand the racket " of ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

rack up Accumulate or score, as in Last night's episode ofthat new sitcom racked up at ...

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

rack up sth, also rack sth up 1 to obtain a large amount of something ♢ We racked up a lot of miles on our last vacation. * Laura is starting to ...

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