add to something


add to something
ˈadd to sth derived
to increase sth in size, number, amount, etc

The bad weather only added to our difficulties.

The house has been added to

(= new rooms, etc. have been built on to it)

from time to time.

Main entry:addderived

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  • add to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms add to : present tense I/you/we/they add to he/she/it adds to present participle adding to past tense added to past participle added to 1) add to something to make something such as a feeling or a quality… …   English dictionary

  • ADD — v.tr. 1 join (one thing to another) as an increase or supplement (add your efforts to mine; add insult to injury). 2 put together (two or more numbers) to find a number denoting their combined value. 3 say in addition (added a remark; added that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • add — v.tr. 1 join (one thing to another) as an increase or supplement (add your efforts to mine; add insult to injury). 2 put together (two or more numbers) to find a number denoting their combined value. 3 say in addition (added a remark; added that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • add in — PHRASAL VERB If you add in something, you include it as a part of something else. [V P n (not pron)] Once the vegetables start to cook add in a couple of tablespoons of water …   English dictionary

  • add — 1 Add, sum, total, tot, cast, figure, foot share the meaning to find or represent the amount reached by putting together arithmetically a series of numbers or quantities, and are commonly followed by up. Add is both the common and the technical… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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