add up phr v
Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.

English expressions. 2014.

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  • add — W1S1 [æd] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put with something else)¦ 2¦(count)¦ 3¦(increase)¦ 4¦(say more)¦ 5¦(give a quality)¦ 6 add(ed) to that/this 7 add weight to something 8 to add insult to injury 9 add fuel to the fire/flames …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • add insult to injury — {v. phr.} 1. To hurt someone s feelings after doing him harm. * /He added insult to injury when he called the man a rat after he had already beaten him up./ 2. To make bad trouble worse. * /We started on a picnic, and first it rained, then to add …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • add insult to injury — {v. phr.} 1. To hurt someone s feelings after doing him harm. * /He added insult to injury when he called the man a rat after he had already beaten him up./ 2. To make bad trouble worse. * /We started on a picnic, and first it rained, then to add …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • add fuel to the flame — {v. phr.} To make a bad matter worse by adding to its cause; spread trouble, increase anger or other strong feelings by talk or action. * /By criticizing his son s girl, the father added fuel to the flame of his son s love./ * /Bob was angry with …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • add fuel to the flame — {v. phr.} To make a bad matter worse by adding to its cause; spread trouble, increase anger or other strong feelings by talk or action. * /By criticizing his son s girl, the father added fuel to the flame of his son s love./ * /Bob was angry with …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • add up — phr verb Add up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑figure Add up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑figure, ↑takings …   Collocations dictionary

  • add onto — phr verb Add onto is used with these nouns as the object: ↑house …   Collocations dictionary

  • add to — phr verb Add to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑agenda, ↑collection, ↑confusion, ↑database, ↑enjoyment, ↑library, ↑mailing list, ↑misery, ↑mixture, ↑pile, ↑register, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • add together — phr verb Add together is used with these nouns as the object: ↑figure, ↑number …   Collocations dictionary

  • add up to — phr verb Add up to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑total …   Collocations dictionary

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