add up
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add up(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to calculate the total of)
a. sumar
When I added up our monthly expenditure, I was shocked at how much we were spending.Cuando sumé nuestros gastos mensuales, me escandalizó la cantidad que gastábamos.
b. hacer
Excuse me; I think you've made a mistake adding up my bill.Disculpe; creo que ha hecho un error al hacerme la cuenta.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to calculate)
a. sumar
Gemma is still learning to add up and take away at school.Gemma todavía está aprendiendo a sumar y restar en la escuela.
3. (to tally)
a. cuadrar
The figures don't add up. There must be a mistake somewhere.Las cifras no cuadran. Debe de haber un error en alguna parte.
4. (to mount up)
a. sumarse
You need to watch these small expenses. They all add up.Tienes que vigilar estos gastos pequeños. Van sumándose.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to make sense)
a. cuadrar
Tony was suspicious of Robert as his story just didn't add up.Tony desconfiaba de Robert ya que su historia no cuadraba.
b. tener sentido
What Henry told me just doesn't add up.Lo que Henry me contó no tiene sentido.
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add up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (figures)
a. sumar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (give correct total)
a. cuadrar
3. (make sense)
a. encajar
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add up
transitive verb
1 [+figures] sumar
2 [+benefits, advantages] calcular
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+figures] sumar
it doesn't add up (Mat) no cuadra
2 (make sense) tener sentido
it all adds up es lógico; tiene sentido; it's all beginning to add up la cosa empieza a aclararse; it just doesn't add up no tiene sentido
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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