add (sth) up
— phrasal verb with add uk /æd/ us /æd/ verb [ I or T ]
I'm not very good at adding up!
- I get a different answer each time I add these figures up.
- She was trying to add up the prices of all the items in her basket.
- If you buy three packets, it adds up to a total of $18.
- Cinema tickets, drinks, snacks - it all adds up to a lot a money.
- The lady who works in the post office is very good at adding up numbers.