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rack sth up

phrasal verb with rack uk   /ræk/  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 landlord racked 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

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rack sth up

phrasal verb with rack uk   us   /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.
(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…
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