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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrack up
he/she/itracks up
present participleracking up
past tenseracked up
past participleracked up

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  1. 1
    rack up something to get a large number or amount of something
    The film racked up five Oscar nominations.
    1. a.
      to get a large amount of sales or profits
      Last year, they racked up profits of more than two billion dollars.
    2. b.
      in sports, to get a large number of points or goals
      Leonardsen racked up his tenth touchdown of the season.
  2. 2
    same as rack2 (sense 2)
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