to write or draw something with chalk She chalked (up) the day's menu on the board. A message was chalked on the door—“Back at 11 o'clock.” a chalked outline of a human body The scores were chalked up on the wall. Phrasal Verbschalk up somethingchalk something up to somethingverbjump to other results
NAmE//tʃɔk//chalk something (up) (on something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chalk
he / she / it chalks
past simple chalked
-ing form chalking
used to say that someone should think of a failure as being something that they can learn from We lost a lot of money, but we just chalked it up to experience.
put something down to experience (also chalk something up to experience)jump to other results