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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb add up:
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Definition of the verb add up
What does add up mean as a doing phrase?
- develop into
- determine the sum of
- add up in number or quantity
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonyms of add up: amount / come / number / total
- more generic word: be = have the quality of being
- more specific terms:
- be reasonable or logical or comprehensible
Alternative definition of the verb add up
- [transitive] To take a sum.
- [intransitive] To accumulate; to amount to.
- [idiomatic, intransitive] To make sense; to be reasonable or consistent.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Add Up
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by Martin Manser
It just doesn't add up. 2 gradually reach a larger total, especially of small amounts : All the little savings soon add up. add up to (intransitive, adverb, preposition) mean or indicate something, especially after all points or details have been ...
add up vi (in/) to seem sensible or add together ...
Logic and Lexicon (2013)
The Semantics of the Indefinite by Manfred Pinkal
add up to 1. The probability of the empty ...
The Dream Encyclopedia (2009)
by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
In numerology, the skeleton numerals in the number 16 add up to ...
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- The steps add up
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- - Something doesn't add up here -
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- From memory (It doesn't add up anymore)
A fairly ancient adding machine that had sat in the basement for years before being rediscovered and sent to the dump.
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- It Doesn't Add Up
Can you spot the error?
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- Something doesn't add up here...
...and it's the grams in the Nutrition Facts. Who knew that a sesame cookie massing 50g could contain 54g of protein?
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- It don't add up
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Quotes about Add Up
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. (Marian Wright Edelman)
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