Meaning of add up to in English:

add up to

Translate add up to into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1add up to somethingCome to a specified number or amount.

    ‘this adds up to a total of 400 calories’
    • ‘It all adds up to 150,000 more local nurses, local teachers or local police officers.’
    • ‘The poorest will be exempt from the first £1,200 and get a grant of £1,500 and a bursary of £300 - adding up to £3,000.’
    • ‘Fines adding up to more than £1.2 million are owed to the authorities in York and North Yorkshire, despite one of the best payment rates in the country of 90 per cent.’
    • ‘Journeys adding up to 5000 km by a team of four people have led to the publication of a guidebook to bed and breakfasts and guesthouses in Bulgaria.’
    • ‘White-collar workers received two to six weeks' extra vacation, adding up to as much as nine or 10 weeks a year.’
    • ‘Each item has a value of one to five points, the total adding up to 100.’
    • ‘This would be on top of small measures together adding up to £1bn-2bn rolled out in Wednesday's Budget.’
    • ‘All funds envisaged in this category, adding up to about 10 million euro, had been used, he said.’
    • ‘On average, each was off sick for 7.69 days, adding up to 2,330 working days lost.’
    • ‘Someone has a heart attack every two minutes adding up to 275,000 people each year.’
    • ‘Within half-an-hour, I had worked out that 21 was the magic number and if my cards added up to more than that, I would be bust.’
    amount to, come to, run to, number, make, total, equal, be equal to, be equivalent to, count as
    amount to, constitute, comprise, equal, be equivalent to, approximate to
    1. 1.1Produce a particular result.
      ‘these isolated incidents don't add up to a true picture of the situation’
      • ‘the wild music, the live dancing, and the strobe lights all added up to an exciting theatrical experience’
      • ‘These changes are adding up to huge impacts.’
      • ‘Surprise medical billing can quickly add up to large amounts of debt.’
      • ‘The little things added up to major momentum changers.’
      • ‘He's got a lot of good stuff in his songs, but they do n't usually add up to a story.’
      • ‘By themselves they look trivial, but cumulatively they add up to the sort of difficulties we're facing today.’
      • ‘All of this sugar adds up to an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.’
      • ‘That all adds up to a huge carbon footprint.’
      • ‘All of these changes have added up to a lot more time spent at home, which is causing a strain on many relationships.’
      • ‘It has all added up to a difficult time for the bakery.’
      • ‘From the wrapping paper to the packaging, it all adds up to a lot of extra trash going to the landfill.’
      • ‘All this adds up to more and more vehicular movements in the town centre.’
      • ‘It's one flowing mood from start to finish, with the whole adding up to rather more than the sum of its parts.’