add · verb /├Žd/Full view
Nouns: addition, additive
Adjectives: added, additional
Verbs: add
Adverbs: additionally
add (PUT WITH)
A2 T to put something with something else
Dictionary examples:

Beat the butter and sugar together and slowly add the eggs.

She's added a Picasso to her collection.

Learner example:

When we have [a] special day we also cook manto, which is made from meat, vegetables [and] bread. You must [pour some mint juice on top] and to be more delic[ious], you must add chili. (Skills for Life (Entry 2); A2; Others)

add (CALCULATE)
A2 T to put two or more numbers or amounts together to get a total
Dictionary examples:

If you add three and four you get seven.

The restaurant will add 10% to your bill for service.

Learner example:

My math teacher is going to give me 5 marks which will be added [to] my exam [grade]. (Key English Test; A2; Hindi)

add (SAY MORE)
B1 T to say another thing
Dictionary example:

She was sad, she said, but added that she felt she had made the right decision.

Learner example:

The guide told us they called [it] Swan Lake because there are lots of swans and added that the swans come from all over the country. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Turkish)

add insult to injury
C2 to make someone's bad situation worse by doing something else to upset them
Dictionary example:

To add insult to injury, we had to pay for the damage!

Learner example:

To add insult to injury, such an approach often turns out to be counterproductive. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Polish)

add to sth
B2 to make a feeling or quality more extreme
Dictionary example:

Her colleagues' laughter only added to her embarrassment.

Learner example:

To add to the bitterness, I had my right hand broken. (First Certificate in English; B2; Polish)

add up (sth) or add (sth) up
B1 to calculate the total of two or more numbers
Dictionary examples:

I added everything up and it comes to $45.80.

So what do the numbers add up to?

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