total

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtəʊtəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtoʊtəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tōtl)


Inflections of 'total' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
totals
v 3rd person singular
totalling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
totaling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
totalled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
totaled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
totalled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
totaled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

total

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [grand, final] total of [$50,000]
  2. that has a total of
  3. that [makes, means] a total of [$50,000]
  4. in total, [100] people were [injured, interviewed, evacuated]
  5. in total, he has [worked, played] for [20 years]
  6. a total of [15 kilos, 1,000 square feet]
  7. several [feet, people, units] in total
  8. the fundraisers (have) reached their total
v
  1. totals [about, to, over, less than, approximately, around] [$40]
  2. [expenses, profit, spending] totaled [$40]
  3. [deaths, injuries, cases] total [1000]
  4. totaled an [estimated, additional, impressive, average]
  5. total (up) the [tab, bill, purchase]
  6. total up your [winnings, losses]
  7. totaled at [checkout, the counter]
  8. totaled the [car, motorbike, vehicle] (in the accident)
adj
  1. total [destruction, annihilation, defeat]
  2. the total [number, cost, value, price, amount] is
  3. has a total [number] of
  4. [estimate, calculate] the total [number] (of)
  5. total [revenue, profit, assets]
  6. the total population [grew, decreased]
  7. vulgar, slang: [he's, the guy's] a total [idiot, douche, dick]
additional examples
  1. totals [about, to, over, less than, approximately, around] [$40]
  2. a [grand, final] total of [$50,000]
  3. total [destruction, annihilation, defeat]
  4. that has a total of
  5. [expenses, profit, spending] totaled [$40]
  6. that [makes, means] a total of [$50,000]
  7. the total [number, cost, value, price, amount] is
  8. [deaths, injuries, cases] total [1000]
  9. in total, [100] people were [injured, interviewed, evacuated]
  10. has a total [number] of
  11. totaled an [estimated, additional, impressive, average]
  12. in total, he has [worked, played] for [20 years]
  13. [estimate, calculate] the total [number] (of)
  14. total (up) the [tab, bill, purchase]
  15. a total of [15 kilos, 1,000 square feet]
  16. total [revenue, profit, assets]
  17. total up your [winnings, losses]
  18. several [feet, people, units] in total
  19. the total population [grew, decreased]
  20. totaled at [checkout, the counter]
  21. the fundraisers (have) reached their total
  22. vulgar, slang: [he's, the guy's] a total [idiot, douche, dick]
  23. totaled the [car, motorbike, vehicle] (in the accident)
  24. he's a total [idiot, slob]
  25. vulgar, slang, UK: [he's, the bloke's] a total [wanker]
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