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.
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Origin of chalk
OTHER WORDS FROM chalkchalklike, adjectiveun·chalked, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for chalk
At first, some employees chalked up the challenges to the pandemic.Will This Virtual Outdoor Gear Trade Show Ever Happen?|Amelia Arvesen|October 14, 2020|Outside Online
You can chalk that up to whatever theory you wish, but with the race narrowing in late October, there was no reason for a politically motivated investigation not to be used for political purposes.
The two companies chalk up the job cuts as a necessary cost of their larger 2050 net zero ambitions, but investors aren’t fully buying this line of reasoning as they layoffs come amid a deeply punishing year for the oil and gas industry.Shell announces big layoffs as the price of its net-zero restructuring plan becomes clearer|kdunn6|September 30, 2020|Fortune
These include drawing a line of chalk beyond the door to a home to encourage families to stay home, an idea borrowed from the Hindu Lakshmana Rekha myth.Econ 3.0? What economists can contribute to (and learn from) the pandemic|Claire Beatty|September 28, 2020|MIT Technology Review
IBEW Local 569 also chalked it up as a huge win, issuing a statement that thanked the mayor, Gómez and other Council members.Barrios Worked With Laborers as a Council Staffer Before Taking a Job There|Andrew Keatts and Jesse Marx|September 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
That includes Palin's crosshairs map, which Mitchell says he "didn't think much about," chalking it up to "politics."
Cynics have long derided the supposed lottery curse as a fraud, chalking it up to inflated media coverage of such deaths.
Meanwhile—or later, between church and luncheon—Waltheof, in the billiard-room, was chalking a cue.The Tigress|Anne Warner
The work was not fine; we laid it out by chalking around a small plate.Quilts|Marie D. Webster
He was now chalking his cue, and his eyes had an excited glitter.Johnstone of the Border|Harold Bindloss
Dunn was there, with several others, measuring out distances and chalking lanes.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
Wilde and myself nosed about joyously, chalking the name of our unit on every door within reach.Pushed and the Return Push|George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)