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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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