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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyadd to
he/she/itadds to
present participleadding to
past tenseadded to
past participleadded to
  1. 1
    add to something to make something such as a feeling or a quality greater or more extreme
    The arrival of five more guests only added to the confusion.
  2. 2
    [often passive]add something to something to make an amount or number greater by adding another amount or number
    All her many expenses were added to my bill.
    Add the amount of tax you paid to the total.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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