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phrasal verb [transitive]
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I/you/we/theyadd up to
he/she/itadds up to
present participleadding up to
past tenseadded up to
past participleadded up to
  1. 1
    add up to something if separate amounts add up to a total amount, together they form that total

    His business expenses add up to around $4,000 a year.

  2. 2
    add up to something to combine to produce a particular result or effect

    These new measures do not add up to genuine reform.

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