Meaning of “amount to something” in the English Dictionary

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amount to something

/əˈmɑʊnt·tə, -ˌtu/
phrasal verb with amount verb

to add up to, be in total, be equal to, or be the same as:

Federal and state costs for building and operating prisons amounted to $25 billion.
The blog amounts to a critique of the U.S. news media.

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