add up to

This page is about the phrasal verb add up to.

Meaning: If two or more numbers add up to another number, this is the total you get if you add them together.

Synonym: total, come to

For example:

  • add up to sth What do 19 and 17 add up to? Do they add up to 36, or is it 46?

  • add up to sth Here are the bills we have to pay this week. They add up to over five hundred dollars!

Quick Quiz:

If I have 3 eggs in the fridge and I buy a dozen more, they'll add up to

a. scrambled eggs

b. fifteen eggs

c. nine eggs

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Contributor: Matt Errey