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add up to sth

phrasal verb with add uk   us   /æd/ verb [I or T]
  • (AMOUNT)

to ​become a ​particularamount: The ​variousbuildingprogrammesadd up to several thousand new ​homes. We ​thought we'd ​boughtlots of ​food, but it didn't ​add up to much when we'd ​spread it out on the ​table.
  • (RESULT)

to have a ​particularresult or ​effect: It all ​added up to a lot of hard ​work for all of us. Their ​proposals do not ​add up to any ​realhelp for the ​poor.
(Definition of add up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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add up to sth

phrasal verb with add uk   us   /æd/ verb [T]
to make a particular ​amount: The company's ​assetsadd up to $107bn.
to have a particular ​effect or ​result: These ​changes could ​add up to a ​markedimprovement for the library.
(Definition of add up to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “add up to sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 数量, 总共是, 合计为…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數量, 總共是, 合計為…
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