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SUM UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sum up mean? 

SUM UP (verb)
  The verb SUM UP has 3 senses:

1. give a summary (of)
2. be a summary of
3. determine the sum of

  Familiarity information: SUM UP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUM UP (verb)


Sense 1sum up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a summary (of)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sum up; summarize; summarise; resume

Context examples:

he summed up his results / I will now summarize

Hypernyms (to "sum up" is one way to...):

ingeminate; iterate; reiterate; repeat; restate; retell (to say, state, or perform again)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sum up"):

abstract (give an abstract (of))

precis (make a summary (of))

docket (make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list)

recap; recapitulate (summarize briefly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2sum up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a summary of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

sum; summarise; sum up; summarize

Context example:

The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

Hypernyms (to "sum up" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3sum up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Determine the sum of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

tote up; tot up; tot; summate; add together; sum; add up; total; sum up; tally; add

Context example:

Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

Hypernyms (to "sum up" is one way to...):

count; enumerate; number; numerate (determine the number or amount of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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