sum-up

noun \ ˈsəm-ˌəp \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of sum-up

First Known Use of sum-up

1894


sum up

verb

Definition of sum up

transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
: 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



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