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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, chalksPhrasal Verb:
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.
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.]
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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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|Verb||1.||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|
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