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English verb: add up

1. add up (stative) develop into


SamplesThis idea will never amount to anything.
Nothing came of his grandiose plans.


Synonymsamount, come


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)become, turn


Narrower (hyponym)aggregate

2. add up (communication) determine the sum of


SamplesAdd all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town.


Synonymsadd, add together, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)count, enumerate, number, numerate


Verb groupadd, add together

3. add up (stative) add up in number or quantity


SamplesThe bills amounted to $2,000.
The bill came to $2,000.


Synonymsamount, come, number, total


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)average, average out, make, outnumber, work out

4. add up (stative) be reasonable or logical or comprehensible


Synonymsmake sense


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
It ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)be









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