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add up

phrasal verb with add us   /æd/ verb [I/T]
  • (INCREASE)

to increase gradually until there is a large amount: The changes in air quality are small, but after a while they do add up and affect people's health.

add up

phrasal verb with add us   /æd/ verb [I/T]
  • (BE REASONABLE)

to seem reasonable or likely: Watson claimed he was at home at the time of the murder, but police said his story didn't add up.
(Definition of add up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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add up

phrasal verb with add uk   /æd/ us   verb [T]
[T] to calculate the total of two or more prices, numbers, etc.: He quickly added up the figures in his head.
[I] to gradually increase until there is a large total: The fees were adding up.
(Definition of add up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“add up” in American English

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