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English definition of “rack sth up”

rack sth up

phrasal verb with rack
 
 
/ræk/ verb [T]
to gradually gain a large amount of something: The government and debt counsellors believe it is too easy to rack up large numbers of loans. The company's dozen vehicles rack up 144,000 miles a year. He'll rack up $10,000 in bonus money.rack sth up into sth Try to rack these small returns up into modest but consistently positive returns.
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