noun Date: 1894 summary

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  • sum up — (something) to give a brief but complete statement. The last paragraph should sum up the main points of your argument. He s a small man with a big ego that about sums him up. To sum up, Eleanor has promised to revise the designs, and Bernard will …   New idioms dictionary

  • sum up — Law (of a judge) review the evidence at the end of a case, and direct the jury regarding points of law. → sum sum up summarize briefly. → sum …   English new terms dictionary

  • sum-up — /sum up /, n. the act or result of summing up; summary. Also, sumup. [1890 95; n. use of v. phrase sum up] * * * …   Universalium

  • sum up — [v] form an opinion of; summarize close, conclude, condense, digest, epitomize, estimate, examine, get the measure of, inventory, put in a nutshell*, recapitulate, review, size up, sum, synopsize, total; concept 55 …   New thesaurus

  • sum-up — [sum′up΄] n. Informal the act or result of summarizing …   English World dictionary

  • sum-up — sum′ up n. cvb the act or result of summing up; summary • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • sum up — index condense, criticize (evaluate), digest (summarize), recapitulate, repeat (state again) …   Law dictionary

  • sum up — phrasal verb Word forms sum up : present tense I/you/we/they sum up he/she/it sums up present participle summing up past tense summed up past participle summed up 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to give a summary of something I ll sum up briefly… …   English dictionary

  • sum up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you sum something up, you describe it as briefly as possible. [V P n (not pron)] One voter in Brasilia summed up the mood Politicians have lost credibility, he complained... [V n P] Obree summed his weekend up in one word:… …   English dictionary

  • sum up — verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to be the sum of ; bring to a total < 10 victories summed up his record > 2. a. to present or show succinctly ; summarize < sum up the evidence presented > b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sum up — phr verb Sum up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑judge Sum up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑discussion, ↑situation …   Collocations dictionary

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