Meaning of “add up to something” in the English Dictionary

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"add up to something" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “add up to something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)