- (tr, adverb) to record or registerthis car has clocked up 80 000 miles
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Idioms and Phrases with 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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