rack up


verb (tr, adverb)

to accumulate (points)
Also: rack down to adjust the vertical alignment of (the picture from a film projector or telecine machine) so that the upper or lower edges of the frame do not show

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Idioms and Phrases with rack up

rack up

Accumulate or score, as in Last night's episode of that new sitcom racked up at least fifteen points in the ratings. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]

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