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sum up

verb

Definition of sum up

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to be the sum of :  bring to a total <10 victories summed up his record>

    2. 2a :  to present or show succinctly :  summarize <sum up the evidence presented>b :  to assess and then describe briefly :  size up

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  to present a summary or recapitulation



    Examples of sum up in a sentence

    1. <in summing up the evidence against the defendant, the district attorney presented fact after damning fact>



    15th Century

    First Known Use of sum up

    15th century



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