Phrasal Verbs

add up to

This page is about the phrasal verb add up to


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


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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