amount to sth
— phrasal verb with amount uk /əˈmaʊnt/ us /əˈmaʊnt/ verb
(ADD UP TO)
- Radical remarks like this amount to heresy for most members of the Republican party.
- It doesn't matter whether you do it first or last - it all amounts to the same thing.
- The available information amounts to very little in toto.
- Army leaders say the retreat from the area does not amount to an end to the war.
- His teachers thought he'd never amount to anything.
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