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English definition of “total”


verb [T]     /ˈtəʊtəl/
( UK -ll, US -l-) to add up to a particular amount : The annual salary bill totals more than $3 million. They incurred losses totalling over $2 million.
(also total up) to add up amounts to get a final number : All costs have been totaled at the bottom of the column . When they totalled up their losses , they realised they could not continue in business .
informal to destroy a car in an accident : They will pay the full cost to buy a new car if you total your car within the first year .
(Definition of total verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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