Meaning of “sum (sth/sb) up” in the English Dictionary

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"sum (sth/sb) up" in British English

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sum (sth/sb) up

phrasal verb with sum uk /sʌm/ us /sʌm/ verb -mm-

B2 to describe or express the important facts or characteristics about something or someone:

The best way of summing up the situation in our office is to say that it is "absolute chaos".
I'd just like to sum up by saying that it's been a tremendous pleasure to work with you.
He's a small man with a big ego - that about sums him up.

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(Definition of “sum (sth/sb) up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)