add up

verb

Definition of add up

intransitive verb
1 a :to come to the expected total
  • the bill doesn't add up
b :to form an intelligible pattern :make sense
  • her story just doesn't add up
2 a :amount 1b used with to
  • the play adds up to a lot of laughs
b :to amount to a lot
  • just a little each time, but it all adds up
transitive verb
:to form an opinion of
  • added him up at a glance

First Known Use of add up

1850



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