rack sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “rack sth up” in the English Dictionary

"rack sth up" in British English

See all translations

rack sth up

phrasal verb with rack uk   us   /ræk/ verb [T often passive]
mainly US informal to ​gradually get more ​points, ​profits, etc.: He has ​racked up 450 ​points in three ​months. Astronomical profits/​losses were ​racked up by ​airlines last ​year.
Synonym
to ​increase something such as a ​rent or ​price, ​especially by an ​amount that is ​considered to be too much: Our ​landlordracked up the ​rent by 15 ​percent this ​year.
(Definition of rack sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rack sth up" in Business English

See all translations

rack sth up

phrasal verb with rack uk   us   /ræk/ verb [T]
to gradually ​gain a large ​amount of something: The ​government and ​debtcounsellors believe it is too ​easy to rack up large ​numbers of ​loans. The company's ​dozenvehicles rack up 144,000 ​miles a ​year. He'll rack up $10,000 in ​bonusmoney.rack sth up into sth Try to rack these ​smallreturns up into ​modest but consistently ​positivereturns.
(Definition of rack sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rack sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 累计(得分或获利), 累积, 聚集…
in Chinese (Traditional) 累計(得分或獲利), 累積, 聚集…
What is the pronunciation of rack sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More