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add up to something

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

to result in something: The details don't add up to a complete picture of what caused the explosion.

add up to something

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

to make a particular total: The numbers in each row add up to 25.
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