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add up

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  1. come, add up, amountverb

    develop into

    "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"

  2. total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add upverb

    determine the sum of

    "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

  3. total, number, add up, come, amountverb

    add up in number or quantity

    "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"

  4. make sense, add upverb

    be reasonable or logical or comprehensible


  1. add upverb

    To take a sum.

  2. add upverb

    To accumulate; to amount to.

  3. add upverb

    To make sense; to be reasonable or consistent.


  1. add up

    "Add up" typically relates to the process of calculating the total sum by combining several numbers or amounts. It can also refer to determining or verifying the validity or consistency of a series of facts, elements, or events to form a conclusion or agreement that makes sense or seems logical.

  2. add up

    Add up generally means to combine or accumulate numbers, items, facts, or actions to achieve a total amount, sum, or conclusion. It can also refer to making logical sense or be consistent in a given context or situation.

  3. add up

    To add up generally means to calculate the total sum of various numbers or amounts. It can also refer to making sense or being logically sound in a certain context.

  4. add up

    To add up refers to the process of calculating the total by combining several numbers or amounts. It can also mean to make logical or consistent sense in a particular context or situation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of add up in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of add up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of add up in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive John Chen:

    I merely look at this as a business decision: If the math doesn't add up, it doesn't add up, we could keep our pride and die hungry, or we eat well and be less proud. I chose to eat well.

  2. Oriol Junqueras:

    We need to seek formulas that add up between all the political forces that want to move towards independence.

  3. Thorsten J. Pattberg:

    The vocabularies in the world add up, they do not overlap. Translation is something else.

  4. Jeff Katula:

    We do so many little things—clip coupons, buy store brands—to save a dime here or a quarter there, because we know it adds up, exercise is the same way: A few push-ups here and a few extra steps there can add up, too, if you do it regularly.

  5. James Magary:

    Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.

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    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
    • A. sweep
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