rack sth up Definition in British English Dictionary
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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 landlord racked up the rent by 15 percent this year.
Translations of “rack sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 累計(得分或獲利), 累積, 聚集…
in Chinese (Simplified) 累计(得分或获利), 累积, 聚集…
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