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stack upphrasal verb
- 1to keep increasing in quantity until there is a large pile, a long line, etc. Cars quickly stacked up behind the bus. During the strike, refuse has been stacking up in the streets.
- 2(used especially in questions or in negatives) to compare with someone or something else; to be as good as someone or something else synonym measure up Let's try him in the job and see how he stacks up. stack up against somebody/something A mobile home simply doesn't stack up against a traditional house.
- 3(used especially in negatives) to seem reasonable; to make sense That can't be right. It just doesn't stack up.