amount to

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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 add up to)
a. ascender a
The flight is cheaper out of Chicago, but with the added costs of a bus and a hotel, it amounts to more.El vuelo es más económico de Chicago, pero con los costos adicionales de un bus y un hotel, asciende a más.
2. (to be equivalent)
a. venir a ser lo mismo que
Even though you didn't technically break a rule, what you did still amounts to cheating.Aunque técnicamente no rompiste una regla, lo que hiciste viene a ser lo mismo que hacer trampa.
b. equivaler a
If someone writes a song for you and you don't say you like it, that amounts to saying you don't like it.Si alguien escribe una canción para ti y no dices que te gusta, eso equivale a decir que no te gusta.
3. (to become)
a. llegar a ser
I want to prove that everyone who thought I wouldn't amount to much were wrong.Quiero demostrar a todos los que pensaba que yo nunca llegaría a nada que no tenían la razón.
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amount to
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. (add up to)
a. ascender a
her debts a to £700sus deudas ascienden a 700 libras
2. (mean)
a.
it amounts to the same thingviene a ser lo mismo, equivale a lo mismo
he'll never a to muchnunca llegará a nada
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amount to
intransitive verb
1 (add up to) [+sums, figures, debts] sumar; ascender a
Your husband's debts amount to quite a sum Taxes on expenditure, including VAT, amount to 33 per cent of the total In a regular 28-day cycle, this would amount to around 10 days each month
2 (be equivalent to) equivaler a; significar
it amounts to the same thing es igual; viene a ser lo mismo; this amounts to a refusal esto equivale a una negativa
3 (be worth)
it doesn't amount to much apenas es significativo; viene a ser poca cosa; he'll never amount to much nunca dejará de ser nadie
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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