verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to score or earn: They chalked up two runs in the first inning.
- to charge or ascribe to: It was a poor performance, but may be chalked up to lack of practice.
Origin of chalk
Related formschalk·like, adjectiveun·chalked, adjective
Examples from the Web for chalk
The Cadet turned suddenly with a surprised look, opened his hand and said ‘a piece of chalk,’ at the same time displaying it.
Heroin used to come in the same way, either packed in bundles of wax baggies or as chunks resembling sticks of chalk.This Anti-Heroin Drug Is Now King of the Jailhouse Drug Trade|Daniel Genis|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Submit to his apologia for Murmelstein, or chalk this up to a case of a filmmaker courting controversy?Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’|Jimmy So|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a vain attempt at positive self-reinforcement, chalk all this up to maybe having worked out too hard last week.
They were chalk marks on the floor because somebody whacked the erasers.The Crossword Puzzle Turns 100: The ‘King of Crossword’ on Its Strange History|Kevin Fallon|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Office-seekers and speech-makers, who do not so much as lay an honest egg, but wear their breasts bare upon an egg of chalk!A Plea for Captain John Brown|Henry David Thoreau
They are best suited for chalk districts or rocky ones, where they thrive most luxuriantly, and make a very brilliant display.The Wild Garden|William Robinson
And then he became interested in the men who were working in the chalk pit down below.The Research Magnificent|H. G. Wells
What money a man might make out of chalk, if he had it in some place ready to sell, and people would buy it!The Queen's Scarlet|George Manville Fenn
She must have eaten lots of raw coffee and chalk, I'll be bound.The Day of Wrath|Maurus Jkai