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English definition of “sum (sth/sb) up”

sum (sth/sb) up

phrasal verb with sum     /sʌm/ verb (-mm-)
B2 to describe or express the important facts or characteristics about something or someone: The best way of summing up the situation in our office is to say that it is ' absolute chaos '. I'd just like to sum up by saying that it's been a tremendous pleasure to work with you. He's a small man with a big ego - that about sums him up, doesn't it?Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
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