add up (to)

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as in to come (to)
to be the same in meaning or effect whether we take the 4:00 train or the 4:15 bus, it adds up to the same thing: they both get us back too late

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as in to number
to have a total of even if we pool all our money, it won't add up to enough to rent a beach house for a week

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“Add up (to).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/add%20up%20%28to%29. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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