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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.
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add up vi (in/) to seem sensible or add together ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
enlarge, increase, lace, supplement adduce advance, allege, allude, assign, attribute, blame, cite, illustrate, implicate, imply, incriminate, introduce, maintain, offer, present, produce, propagate, propose add up amount, compute, count, imply, ...
by Norbert Shadeg
reckon up, add up, count (meték, mbilang L). ngwilang-ang trans reckon up for someone, get someone to reckon up. ngwilang-in trans reckon up numbers; fig discuss, talk over, negotiate ( metékin ...
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- It don't add up
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- It Doesn't Add Up
Can you spot the error?
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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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- 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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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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