# add up

## EnglishEdit

### VerbEdit

**add up** (*third-person singular simple present* **adds up**, *present participle* **adding up**, *simple past and past participle* **added up**)

- (transitive) To take a sum.
**Add up**the prices and find out how much it will cost.

- (intransitive) To accumulate; to amount to.
*If you can save even a couple of dollars per day, it will***add up**to a lot over a year.

- (idiomatic, intransitive) To make sense; to be reasonable or consistent.
*His story just doesn't***add up**. Why would he have been at the restaurant the day before the event?

take a sum

amount to

be reasonable or consistent —

*see*make sense