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English definition of “clock sth up ”

clock sth up

UK informal phrasal verb with clock     /klɒk/ verb [I]
to collect or achieve a large number of similar things: Most store cards are just about the worst way shoppers can clock up debts . In a couple of months she will clock up a year's employment and will be able to take up the company's pension deal . Motorists who clock up more than 15,000 miles a year are more likely to be caught speeding because of the huge number of speed cameras around.
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