Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

rack up

rack up
Meaning(s)
1) accumulate or collect sth
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • rack up awards/achievements
  • Analysis
    To 'rack up' is an informal way of saying to obtain or to collect something in substantial numbers. "We racked up substantial profits at the beginning of the year." "We racked up a number of wins over the season." "He racked up a high score in the first few minutes of the match."
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Our Collections Department deals with customers who have racked up a lot of credit card debt.
    2. Our financial services are a way of preventing those most at risk from racking up expensive debt.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The team are doing really well this season. They have already racked up half the awards!
    2. She was really racking up the achievements. There were trophies all over her room.
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