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Definition of the verb add up

What does add up mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. develop into
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of add up: amount / come
    • more generic words: become / turn = undergo a change or development
    • more specific word: aggregate = amount in the aggregate to
  2. determine the sum of
  3. add up in number or quantity
  4. be reasonable or logical or comprehensible
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of add up: make sense
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being

Alternative definition of the verb add up

verb

  1. [transitive] To take a sum.
  2. [intransitive] To accumulate; to amount to.
  3. [idiomatic, intransitive] To make sense; to be reasonable or consistent.

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Google previewUseful Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2017)

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 ...

Google previewChambers Dictionary Of Phrasal Verbs

add up vi (in/) to seem sensible or add together ...

Google previewLogic and Lexicon (2013)

The Semantics of the Indefinite by Manfred Pinkal

add up to 1. The probability of the empty ...

Google previewThe 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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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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