ˈadd to sth

phrasal verb
to make a quality more extreme
The arrival of five more guests only added to the confusion.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 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 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: ↑add …   Useful english dictionary

  • add — verb 1 PUT WITH (T) to put something with something else or with a group of other things: add sth to sth: Do you want to add your name to the list? | I gave him a rare Swedish stamp to add to his collection. 2 COUNTING (I, T) to put two or more… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • add*/*/*/ — [æd] verb 1) [T] to put something with another thing When the sauce has thickened, add the cheese.[/ex] They ve added two major companies to their list of clients.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to calculate the total of two or more numbers What do you get if you …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • add-on — ˈadd on noun [countable] 1. MARKETING a product that is sold to be used with another product: • You can have legal insurance as an add on to a household policy. 2. COMPUTING a piece of equipment or software that you connect to a computer, usually …   Financial and business terms

  • add something in — ˌadd sthˈin derived to include sth with sth else • Remember to add in the cost of drinks. Main entry: ↑addderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • add something on (to something) — ˌadd sthˈon (to sth) derived to include or attach sth extra • A service charge of 15% was added on to the bill. related noun ↑add on Main entry: ↑addderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • add something up — ˌadd ˈup | ˌadd sthˈup derived to calculate the total of two or more numbers or amounts • The waiter can t add up. • Add up all the money I owe you. Main entry: ↑addderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ADD — Anti Dumping Duty A customs duty on imports, providing protection against the dumping of cheap goods in the European Union ( EU) by foreign producers. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * add UK US /æd/ verb [T] ► to put something with something… …   Financial and business terms

  • add up to sth — UK US add up to sth Phrasal Verb with add({{}}/æd/ verb [T] ► to make a particular amount: »The company s assets add up to $107bn. ► to have a particular effect or result: »These changes could add up to a marked improvement for the library …   Financial and business terms

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