sum-up

noun \ ˈsəm-ˌəp \
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of sum-up

First Known Use of sum-up

1894

in the meaning defined above

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sum up

verb

Definition of sum up

1 : to be the sum of : bring to a total
  • 10 victories summed up his record
2 a : to present or show succinctly : summarize
  • sum up the evidence presented
b : to assess and then describe briefly : size up
: 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

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First Known Use of sum up

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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