rack up

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rack up (third-person singular simple present racks up, present participle racking up, simple past and past participle racked up)

  1. (snooker, transitive, intransitive, billiards, cue sports) to arrange in a rack
    At the start of the game, the referee racks up the red balls.
    If you rack up, I'll break.
  2. (idiomatic) to gain (points etc.; in a game or sport), to accumulate
    Chelsea racked up another 3 points at home to Bolton.
    • 2013 November 26, Daniel Taylor, “Jack Wilshere scores twice to ease Arsenal to victory over Marseille”, in The Guardian[1]:
      In between, Mesut Özil's penalty was saved and Arsenal racked up more chances than they would probably want to remember.
  3. (idiomatic) to acquire, to gather together.
    By the age of 18, he had already racked up thousands of dollars in debt.
  4. (idiomatic) to defeat severely, to thrash