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1. A soft compact calcite, CaCO3, with varying amounts of silica, quartz, feldspar, or other mineral impurities, generally gray-white or yellow-white and derived chiefly from fossil seashells.
a. A piece of chalk or chalklike substance in crayon form, used for marking on a blackboard or other surface.
b. Games A small cube of chalk used in rubbing the tip of a billiard or pool cue to increase its friction with the cue ball.
3. A mark made with chalk.
4. Chiefly British A score or tally.
tr.v. chalked, chalk·ing, chalks
1. To mark, draw, or write with chalk: chalked my name on the blackboard.
2. To rub or cover with chalk, as the tip of a billiard cue.
3. To make pale; whiten.
4. To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
Phrasal Verb:
chalk up
1. To earn or score: chalk up points.
2. To credit or ascribe: Chalk that up to experience.

[Middle English, from Old English cealk, from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx.]

chalk′i·ness n.
chalk′y adj.
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chalk up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to score or register (something): we chalked up 100 in the game.
2. (Accounting & Book-keeping) to credit (money) to an account, etc, (esp in the phrase chalk it up)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chalk up - accumulate as a debt; "he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening"
owe - be obliged to pay or repay
2.chalk up - keep score, as in games
record, enter, put down - make a record of; set down in permanent form
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chalk up

verb (Informal)
1. score, win, gain, achieve, accumulate, attain The team chalked up one win after another.
2. record, mark, enter, credit, register, log, tally I just chalked his odd behaviour up to midlife crisis.
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vt sep
(lit)(mit Kreide) aufschreiben, notieren
(fig: = gain, win) success, victoryverbuchen; medaleinheimsen
(fig: = mark up as credit) → anschreiben (inf)
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References in classic literature ?
[*] "With chalk in hand," "col gesso." This is one of the bons mots of Alexander VI, and refers to the ease with which Charles VIII seized Italy, implying that it was only necessary for him to send his quartermasters to chalk up the billets for his soldiers to conquer the country.
All eyes will be on Kiev tomorrow as the Reds attempt to chalk up their sixth European crown against a Real Madrid side looking to wrap up their third in a row.
Khankarami also mentioned, "Considering the boost in sales and production improvement projects, we hope IKCO customer satisfaction index will chalk up as well."