add up
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add up (thirdperson 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?
SynonymsEdit
 (take a sum): sum up, tally; see also Thesaurus:summate
 (amount to): accrue, mount up; see also Thesaurus:accumulate
 (make sense): compute, hang together
TranslationsEdit
take a sum

be reasonable or consistent — see make sense