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amount to sth

phrasal verb with amount
 
 
/əˈmaʊnt/ verb
to become or add up to a particular amount: The savings would amount to several thousand dollars per family.
to be the same as something, or to have the same effect as something: He says the higher toll rates amount to an extra tax on drivers. The director gave what amounted to an apology on behalf of her company.
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