[ stak-uhp ]


Origin of stackup

Noun use of verb phrase stack up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stackup in a sentence

  • But how would the Idaho stack up against the something that lay below the horizon?

    The Lost Warship | Robert Moore Williams
  • Then show me what youve got to stack up against this ninety-eight dollars.

    The Snow-Burner | Henry Oyen
  • Leastways, when it comes to brains, I reckon they'll stack up better'n them Portygees you used to have.

  • Looking things over the morning after, I'm not so stuck on myself as I was, but you stack up pretty well.

    We Can't Have Everything | Rupert Hughes
  • There should be enough room to face and fill barrels and head them up and to stack up enough for half a day's hauling ahead.

Other Idioms and Phrases with stackup


Measure up, equal, as in Their gift doesn't stack up against mine. This usage alludes to piling up one's chips at poker, and comparing them to those of the other players. [Early 1900s]

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