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chalk

2 verb
     
chalk2 [T + up/on]
to write, mark, or draw something with chalk

chalk something ↔ up

phrasal verb
1 to succeed in getting something, especially points in a game:
Seattle chalked up another win last night over Denver.
2 to record what someone has done, what someone should pay etc
chalk something ↔ up to
You can chalk the drinks up to my account.
3

chalk it up to experience

informal to accept a failure or disappointment calmly and regard it as an experience that you can learn something from

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