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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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