sum (sth/sb) up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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sum (sth/sb) up

phrasal verb with sum uk   us   /sʌm/ verb (-mm-)
B2 to ​describe or ​express the ​importantfacts or ​characteristics about something or someone: The ​best way of summing up the ​situation in ​ouroffice is to say that it is "​absolutechaos". I'd just like to ​sum up by saying that it's been a ​tremendouspleasure to ​work with you. He's a ​small man with a ​bigego - that about ​sums him up.
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phrasal verb with sum uk   us   /sʌm/ verb (-mm-)
An ​action or ​object that ​sums something or someone up ​represents the most ​typicalqualities of that ​person or thing: For me, her ​paintingssum up the ​restlessspirit of ​America. to ​quicklyform an ​opinion about someone or something: She summed up the ​situationquickly and took ​charge.
(Definition of sum (sth/sb) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sum (sth/sb) up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 总结,概述,概括…
in Turkish özetlemek, ana hatlarıyla belirtmek…
in Russian суммировать, резюмировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 總結,概述,概括…
in Polish podsumować ( coś/kogoś )…
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