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Phrasal Verbs

mount up

This page is about the phrasal verb mount up

Meaning

to gradually become larger or greater in amount

Synonym

stack up, accumulate (formal)

For example

  • mount up Hillary's debts had been mounting up and she still wasn't doing anything about paying them off.

  • mount up The costs of the war have been mounting up, and it has now cost taxpayers over five hundred billion dollars.

Quick Quiz

Henry's bills mounted up because he

a. had been paying them on time

b. hadn't been paying them

c. hadn't been using many services

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