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chalk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geology, Visual
chalkchalk1 /tʃɔːk $ tʃɒːk/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  1 HEGsoft white or grey rock formed a long time ago from the shells of small sea animals syn limestone chalk cliffs2 (also chalks [plural])AV small sticks of a white or coloured substance like soft rock, used for writing or drawing a box of coloured chalks a piece of chalk writing in chalk on the blackboard3 chalk and cheese long chalk at long1(21)
Examples from the Corpus
chalkShe had no money for even a blackboard and chalk, or for the slates used commonly by village children.He could smell the harsh carbolic soap of the orphanage, then the schoolroom with its dust and chalk.Bats flittered about him; their warning squeaks sounded like chalk on a blackboard.A long chalk from resort children.It makes a fertile soil for crops since here it is a mixture of clay and small particles of chalk.A taste for dirt or chalk.The headmaster handed me the chalk.
chalkchalk2 verb [transitive + up/on]  WRITEto write, mark, or draw something with chalk chalk something ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
chalkLess ambitiously, simple networks can be chalked on to the playground.Ford management chalked up its most significant coup over working practices in 1985 when 500 job titles were reduced to 58.By the time I was involved the business had chalked up losses for many years and was in deep trouble.Since then, Maxwell has chalked up three arrests in Houston.Red has played a good half, sinking five of six field goals, grabbing four rebounds and chalking up three assists.Now, abruptly, she could see that he imagined he'd chalked up yet another small victory.
From Longman Business Dictionarychalkchalk /tʃɔːktʃɒːk/ verb chalk up something→ See Verb table
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Verb table
chalk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychalk
he, she, itchalks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychalked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chalked
he, she, ithas chalked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chalked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill chalk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chalked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chalking
he, she, itis chalking
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you, we, theyare chalking
Past
I, he, she, itwas chalking
you, we, theywere chalking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chalking
he, she, ithas been chalking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chalking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chalking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chalking
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