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amount to sth

phrasal verb with amount uk   us   /əˈmaʊnt/ verb

amount to sth (ADD UP TO)

to ​become a ​particularamount: Their ​annualfuelbills amounted to over £6,000.
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amount to sth (BE)

to be the same as something, or to have the same ​effect as something: His ​behaviour amounted to ​seriousprofessionalmisconduct. He gave what amounted to an ​apology on ​behalf of his ​company.
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amount to sth

phrasal verb with amount uk   us   /əˈmaʊnt/ verb
to become or ​add up to a particular ​amount: The ​savings would ​amount to several thousand ​dollarsper family.
to be the same as something, or to have the same ​effect as something: He says the ​highertollratesamount to an ​extratax on ​drivers. The ​director gave what amounted to an ​apology on behalf of her ​company.
(Definition of amount to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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