“The unofficial formula we use is to go back to the year they were abused and subtract two years,” she explained.
She knows exactly how to add or subtract hair for any style she wants, whenever she wants it.
“When a party is in the minority, it has to add, not subtract,” huffed Jennifer Rubin.
Then add or subtract points based on the following factors and see where he ends up after the facts are known.
subtract 87 Tea Partiers and for a bill to pass, it would have to attract a lot of Democrats.
If an excess, subtract it from the result of each titration; if a deficit, add it; and use the standard in the usual way.
Read the temperature of the dry bulb and the wet, and subtract.
subtract two, for the chief and myself, who remain behind, and that leaves twelve.
If the barometer reading is less than 30 inches, add; if greater than 30 inches, subtract.
Must we subtract something from the original sum when we are called upon to meet a new demand?
1540s, from Latin subtractus, past participle of subtrahere (see subtraction). Related: Subtracted; subtracting. Earlier verb form was subtraien (early 15c.).
Here he teches þe Craft how þou schalt know, whan þou hast subtrayd, wheþer þou hast wel ydo or no. ["Craft of Numbering," c.1425]