EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADD UP

They add up to only a tiny fraction of the price that has been paid for our freedom.

Every column, every row, and each of the two diagonals now add up to 12.

Unlike those of Dora Copperfield, their accounts will "add up."

He laughed again, and then, going back to his desk, began to add up his figures.

It seemed to him a million beginnings could add up to nothing.

The sum of infamies and high achievements is too complicated to add up.

After each player has had three turns, let every one add up her scores.

Perhaps in the meantime I shall be able to add up my accounts!

He has so many facts that he cannot sort them out and add up the total.

It does not suffice to add up the number of votes where they do not avail.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to join or unite (something to something else)," from Latin addere "add to, join, attach, place upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "to do sums, do addition" also is from late 14c. Related: Added; adding. To add up "make sense" is from 1942.

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