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notch

2 verb
     
notch2 [transitive]
1 to cut a V-shaped mark into something, especially as a way of showing the number of times something has been done
2 American English to notch something up

notch something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to achieve something, especially a victory or a particular total or score:
The Houston Astros have notched up another win.

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