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1chalk/ˈtʃɑːk/noun
pluralchalks
1chalk
/ˈtʃɑːk/
noun
pluralchalks
Learner's definition of CHALK  
[noncount]  : a type of soft, light-colored rock
◊ Chalk is a kind of limestone.
[noncount]  : a substance that is made into white or colored sticks and used for writing or drawing
   b  [count]  : a piece of chalk

not by a long chalk

British
: not at all

— chalky

/ˈtʃɑːki/adjective,chalkier; chalkiest[also more chalky; most chalky]
2chalk/ˈtʃɑːk/verb
chalkschalkedchalking
2chalk
/ˈtʃɑːk/
verb
chalkschalkedchalking
Learner's definition of CHALK  
[+ object]
: to write or draw (something) with chalk
: to mark (something) with chalk

chalk up

[phrasal verb]
chalk (something) up or chalk up (something) 
: to earn or achieve (something) : to accumulate (something)
British  : to charge (the cost of drinks or food) to your account to be paid for later
chalk (something) up to (something)chiefly US  : to explain (something) by stating its cause : to say that (something) was caused by (something)
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