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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
  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 £3 million.

    2. b.
      in sports, to get a large number of points or goals

      Leonardsen racked up his tenth goal of the season.

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