Definition of amount to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


amount to

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  1. 1  to add up to something; to make something as a total His earnings are said to amount to £300 000 per annum. They gave me some help in the beginning but it did not amount to much (= they did not give me much help).
  2. 2to be equal to or the same as something Her answer amounted to a complete refusal. Their actions amount to a breach of contract. It'll cost a lot—well, take a lot of time, but it amounts to the same thing.
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