Translation of "add up to sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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add up to sth

phrasal verb with add uk /æd/ us /æd/ verb [ I or T ]


to become a particular amount

The various building programmes add up to several thousand new homes. 各项住宅建设计划总共将为人们提供几千套新住房。
We thought we'd bought lots of food, but it didn't add up to much when we'd spread it out on the table. 我们还觉得自己买了不少吃的东西呢,可一摆到饭桌上,还真是没有多少。


to have a particular result or effect

It all added up to a lot of hard work for all of us. 结果这给我们所有人都添了一大堆重活。
Their proposals do not add up to any real help for the poor. 他们的建议没给穷人带来任何实质性帮助。

(Translation of “add up to sth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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