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clock up

(transitive, adverb) to record or register: this car has clocked up 80 000 miles
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  • They're to carry the clock up to your house for a quarter apiece.

    Mercy Philbrick's Choice Helen Hunt Jackson
  • However, she had time to wind the clock up and set it going when she came downstairs again ready for church.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • I put the clock up in the house, where it could be seen through the door without leaving the platform.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • She had already wound the clock up, and it pleased her to think that its ticking would soon be audible all over London.

    Scarlet and Hyssop E. F. Benson
Idioms and Phrases with clock up

clock up

Record accumulated hours, miles, or points. For example, It won't be easy to clock up 1,000 flying hours, or Brian clocked up a record number of baskets this year. [ Mid-1900s ]
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