amount to

phrasal verb
amounted to; amounting to; amounts to

Definition of amount to

1 : to produce (a total) when added together The bill amounted to 10 dollars. The number of people taking part amounted to no more than a few hundred.
2 : to be the same in meaning or effect as (something) acts that amount to treason Anything less than total victory would amount to failure/failing.

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