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verb     amount pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleamounting
past tenseamounted
past participleamounted

phrasal verb

amount to

Word Forms
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
  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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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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