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amount to sth

phrasal verb with amount uk   us   /əˈmaʊnt/ verb

(ADD UP TO)

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

to be the same as something, or to have the same effect as something: His behaviour amounted to serious professional misconduct. He gave what amounted to an apology on behalf of his company.
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