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English verb: rack up

1. rack up (competition) gain points in a game


SamplesThe home team scored many times.
He hit a home run.
He hit .300 in the past season.


Synonymshit, score, tally


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win


Narrower (hyponym)ace, convert, convert, convert, eagle, equalise, equalize, get, get even, have, hole up, homer, kick, make, par, shoot, walk


Entailcompete, contend, vie

2. rack up (contact) place in a rack


SamplesRack pool balls.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

3. rack up (competition) defeat thoroughly


SamplesHe mopped up the floor with his opponents.


Synonymsmop up, pip, whip, worst


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

4. rack up (change) supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up









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