sum

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 [ˈsʊm]


Inflections of 'sum' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
sums
v 3rd person singular
summing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
summed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
summed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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sum

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. spent a tidy sum on this [house, car, suit]
  2. made a tidy sum on the [scheme, project]
  3. set to [make, earn] a tidy sum
  4. That certainly is a tidy sum.
  5. the sum of two numbers
  6. the sum of [5 and 7] is [12]
  7. UK: is [good, useless] at doing sums
  8. UK: did the sum with [her fingers, a calculator]
  9. was the sum of [negligence and oversight, hard work and perseverance]
  10. a [large, small] sum of money
  11. [earned, made, won] a tidy sum
  12. get the [payment, winnings] as a lump sum
  13. was fined a sum of [$500]
  14. lend a [small] sum (to)
  15. have invested large sums in the [project, company]
  16. is the sum of his [work, efforts, knowledge]
v
  1. sum up the [performance, meeting, results, main points]
  2. the [performance] was summed up [by the reporter, in an article, in the newspaper]
  3. sum up in [a meeting, writing, a presentation]
  4. sum it up in (just) a few words
  5. sum the [totals, figures, numbers, amounts, equations]
  6. sum the [situation, plot] up
  7. sum up the [situation]
  8. that [pretty much, just about] sums it up
n as adj
  1. a lump sum payment
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