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amount to sth

phrasal verb with amount uk   /əˈmaʊnt/ us   /əˈmaʊnt/ verb
  • (ADD UP TO)

to become a particular amount: Their annual fuel bills amounted to over £6,000.

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amount to sth

phrasal verb with amount uk   /əˈmaʊnt/ us   verb
to become or add up to a particular amount: The savings would amount to several thousand dollars per family.
to be the same as something, or to have the same effect as something: He says the higher toll rates amount to an extra tax on drivers. The director gave what amounted to an apology on behalf of her company.
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