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He was fined a sum of £1,000.
Companies are prepared to pay substantial sums for the use of our facilities.
We already spend large sums of money on advertising.
The total area was calculated as the sum of all the individual areas in the plan.
The movie has a simple story, but it's greater than the sum of its parts.
In sum, alternative policies were not considered.
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
using sarcasm to upset someone or to show anger
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of sum from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.