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chalk sth up

phrasal verb with chalk uk   /tʃɔːk/  us   /tʃɑːk/ verb [I or T]
to achieve something, such as a victory, or to score points in a game: Today's victory is the fifth that the Irish team has chalked up this year. It was doubtful whether the Conservatives could chalk up a fourth successive election victory, but they did.
Translations of “chalk sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 獲(勝), 得(分)…
in Russian записывать на свой счет, достигать…
in Turkish başarmak, elde etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 获(胜), 得(分)…
in Polish zaliczyć coś…
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