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"rack sth up" in British English

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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 ​landlordracked up the ​rent by 15 ​percent this ​year.
(Definition of rack sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners 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 ​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…
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