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verb [transitive] total pronunciation in British English /ˈtəʊt(ə)l/ 
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present participletotalling
past tensetotalled
past participletotalled
  1. 1
    to be a particular total as a result of all the numbers of things being added together

    Her earnings from tournaments now total over £5 million.

    Sales totalled about £10 million for the year.

    The company had taken out loans totalling £60 million.

    1. a.

      total

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      total up

      to add several numbers or amounts together

      At the end of the day, please total your receipts.

  2. 2
    informal to completely destroy a vehicle

    We weren't hurt in the accident, but the car was totalled.

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