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English definition of “amount to sth”

amount to sth

(ADD UP TO) phrasal verb with amount     /əˈmaʊnt/ verb
to become a particular amount : The annual cost of income support to single parents amounted to £700 million in that year .Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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