add up to something

add up to something
add up to (something) to result in something.

The details don't add up to a complete picture of what caused the explosion.

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  • add credence to something — give/lend/add/credence to something formal phrase to make people think that something is likely to be true The recent discovery of the largest meteorite crater in Europe gives credence to Prof Solomon’s theory. Thesaurus: to be honest …   Useful english dictionary

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  • add — W1S1 [æd] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put with something else)¦ 2¦(count)¦ 3¦(increase)¦ 4¦(say more)¦ 5¦(give a quality)¦ 6 add(ed) to that/this 7 add weight to something 8 to add insult to injury 9 add fuel to the fire/flames …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • add — [ æd ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to put something with another thing or group of things: When the sauce is thick, add the cheese. add something to something: They ve added two major companies to their impressive list of clients. Here s another… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • add up to — (something) to result in something. The details don t add up to a complete picture of what caused the explosion …   New idioms dictionary

  • add up to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms add up to : present tense I/you/we/they add up to he/she/it adds up to present participle adding up to past tense added up to past participle added up to 1) add up to something if separate amounts add up to a… …   English dictionary

  • add-on — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms add on : singular add on plural add ons a) something that is added to something else I just want the basic blender, with no add ons. b) add on or add in computing a computer program or a piece of computer… …   English dictionary

  • add on to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms add on to : present tense I/you/we/they add on to he/she/it adds on to present participle adding on to past tense added on to past participle added on to add on to something to build an extra part onto a… …   English dictionary

  • add — 1 Add, sum, total, tot, cast, figure, foot share the meaning to find or represent the amount reached by putting together arithmetically a series of numbers or quantities, and are commonly followed by up. Add is both the common and the technical… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • add insult to injury — 1. To treat an affronted person with further indignity 2. To make matters worse • • • Main Entry: ↑insult * * * add insult to injury phrase to make a bad situation even worse, especially by treating someone very badly To add insult to injury,… …   Useful english dictionary