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Add up

Develop into.  Synonyms: amount, come.  "Nothing came of his grandiose plans"
Determine the sum of.  Synonyms: add, add together, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up.
Add up in number or quantity.  Synonyms: amount, come, number, total.  "The bill came to $2,000"
Be reasonable or logical or comprehensible.  Synonym: make sense.

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"Add up" Quotes from Famous Books

... up into the corner among the cushions, and wrapped her rug round her, for it was bitterly cold. The merchant pulled a note-book from his pocket and proceeded by the light of the lamp above him to add up columns of figures. He sat very upright in his seat, and appeared to be as absorbed in his work as though he were among his papers in Fenchurch Street. He neither glanced at his companion nor made any inquiry as ...
— The Firm of Girdlestone • Arthur Conan Doyle

... went to bed at ten; but as, on this occasion, she wished to be present at the midnight mass, she went to lie down as soon as dinner was over. Madame Descoings and Joseph remained alone by the fire in the little salon, which served for all, and the old woman asked the painter to add up the amount of her great stake, her monstrous stake, on the famous trey, which she was to pay that evening at the Lottery office. She wished to put in for the doubles and singles as well, so as to seize all chances. ...
— The Two Brothers • Honore de Balzac

... been really hard up, which he never had been, he would undoubtedly have put away, unopened, the bills he couldn't pay. Life was already presenting him with the bill of yesterday's ill humor, and he was not yet ready to add up the amount. He hid himself now behind the austerity ...
— The Sturdy Oak - A Composite Novel of American Politics by Fourteen American Authors • Samuel Merwin, et al.

... produce six live angle worms the following morning—"and you know I despise the wiggling things," she wailed. Alice Guerin, the silent member of the octette, was condemned to recite "The Children's Hour" in the dining room "between cereal and eggs." And Constance Howard was told she must add up an unbelievably long column of figures and present the correct answer within half an hour. Constance's bete noir was figures, and already these long columns danced dizzily before ...
— Betty Gordon at Boarding School - The Treasure of Indian Chasm • Alice Emerson

Words linked to "Add up" :   average, work out, be, average out, make, numerate, total, turn, enumerate, aggregate, count, become, outnumber

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