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verb British English pronunciation: amount /əˈmaʊnt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyamount
he/she/itamounts
present participleamounting
past tenseamounted
past participleamounted

phrasal verb

amount to

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present tense
I/you/we/theyamount to
he/she/itamounts to
present participleamounting to
past tenseamounted to
past participleamounted to
  1. 1
    amount to something to be the same as or equal to something else

    Two dates in nine years hardly amounts to an active social life.

    1. a.
      to have the same effect as something else

      The court decided that the company's actions amounted to unfair dismissal.

  2. 2
    amount to something to add up to a particular total

    His monthly earnings amount to about £2,000.

  3. 3
    not amount to much/a great deal to not be very impressive, important etc

    The results of the research don't really amount to much.

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