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Definition of total verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they total
    he / she / it totals
    past simple totaled ()totalled
    -ing form totaling ()totalling
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  1. 1total something to reach a particular total Imports totaled $1.5 billion last year.
  2. 2total something/somebody (up) to add up the numbers of something or someone and get a total Each student's points were totaled and entered on a list.
  3. 3total something (informal) to damage a car very badly, so that it is not worth repairing it
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: total