Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

chalk something up

 - definitions and thesaurus
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theychalk something up
he/she/itchalks something up
present participlechalking something up
past tensechalked something up
past participlechalked something up
  1. 1
    to score points, or to achieve success in a game
    In 1989, she chalked up the first of her five successive championships.
    Synonyms and related words
    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      to achieve a particular level or number
      He has already chalked up over 100 hours of solo flying time.
      The stock market fell back after chalking up record gains.
  2. 2
    to consider something as having a particular cause
    Low voter turnout was chalked up to a dull campaign.
See also main entry: chalk

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

red market

the buying and selling of human organs

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog