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Add up   /æd əp/   Listen
Add up

verb
1.
Develop into.  Synonyms: amount, come.  "Nothing came of his grandiose plans"
2.
Determine the sum of.  Synonyms: add, add together, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up.
3.
Add up in number or quantity.  Synonyms: amount, come, number, total.  "The bill came to $2,000"
4.
Be reasonable or logical or comprehensible.  Synonym: make sense.






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"Add up" Quotes from Famous Books



... revised table if you add up the items which may be supposed to deal with public affairs, that is to say war, foreign, political, miscellaneous, business news, and opinion, you find a total of 76.5% of the edited space devoted in 1900 to the 70.6% of reasons given by Chicago business men in 1916 for preferring ...
— Public Opinion • Walter Lippmann

... one of the neatest things I ever saw, and I'm proud of you," exclaimed his relative, slapping him affectionately on the shoulder. "I said you would count as a full hand on the trip to Kansas, but at this rate you'll add up double." ...
— The Great Cattle Trail • Edward S. Ellis

... one five-cent cigar after each meal, add up the nickels for one year, put the money at interest, next year, and every year do the same, compounding the interest, and in thirty-five years you will have thirty-five hundred dollars—the price of a home ...
— Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures • George W. Bain

... were cut off as the door slid shut behind them. Mryna tried to fit this new information into what she already knew—or thought she knew—about the Earth-god. It didn't add up to a pretty picture. She had once asked for a definition of illness, and it was apparent to her that this place which they called the Guardian Wheel was an expensive hospital for Earthmen. It was paid for by the sacrificial ores mined on Rythar. In a sense, Rythar was being ...
— The Guardians • Irving Cox



Words linked to "Add up" :   average out, be, come, make, outnumber, become, aggregate, average, enumerate, work out, tot up, count, turn, numerate, tally



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