add [ æd ] verb ***
1. ) transitive to put something with another thing or group of things:
When the sauce is thick, add the cheese.
add something to something: They've added two major companies to their impressive list of clients.
Here's another doll to add to your collection.
a ) intransitive or transitive to put numbers or amounts together to calculate their total:
What do you get if you add 75 and 63?
children who already know how to add and subtract
2. ) transitive to give something an extra quality:
The Italian chairs add a touch of elegance.
add something to something: Add some sparkle to a black dress with a brightly colored scarf.
3. ) transitive to say something more that is related to what has been said already:
Don't worry, Jenny added hastily.
add that: I should add that I am not happy about this decision.
add to: Add to that the fact that she's incredibly wealthy, and it just doesn't make sense.
add fuel to the fire/flames
to make a bad situation even worse by saying or doing something that makes someone angry
add insult to injury
to make a bad situation even worse
,add `in phrasal verb transitive
to include something as part of something else:
We need to add in some information about his family background.
,add `on phrasal verb transitive
to include an extra thing or amount in something:
Hidden charges could add on as much as an extra 25%.
,add `on to phrasal verb transitive
add on to something to build an extra part onto a building:
You might want to add on to the kitchen at a later date.
`add to phrasal verb transitive
add to something to make a quality more extreme:
The arrival of five more guests only added to the confusion.
,add `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive to calculate the total of several numbers or amounts:
Now add up the number of calories you have eaten.
I'm not very good at adding up in my head.
a ) intransitive if small amounts add up, they gradually produce a large total:
All these little expenses soon add up.
2. ) intransitive usually in negatives if a set of facts does not add up, you do not believe it is correct because it does not match other information you have already:
There's something about this case that just doesn't add up.
,add `up to phrasal verb transitive add up to something
1. ) if separate amounts add up to a total amount, together they form that total:
His business expenses add up to around $4,000 a year.
2. ) to combine to produce a particular result or effect:
These new measures do not add up to genuine reform.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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