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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.

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conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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