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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 ​completepicture of what caused the ​explosion.

add up to something

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

to make a ​particulartotal: The ​numbers in each ​row add up to 25.
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