Meaning: If you sum up something, you give a quick summary of it.Synonym: summarize
- sum up At the end of his lecture, Professor Essberger summed up by repeating some of his main points.
- sum sth up After he'd summed his ideas up, the speaker said he could answer some questions.
- sum up sth At the end of your essay, sum up your main argument.
Nouns often used as objects with sum up: lecture, talk, proposal, idea, essay, argument, viewpoint
Public speakers sum up what they've said
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Contributor: Matt Errey