verb (used without object)
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amountamount number (see usage note at the current entry)
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Idioms and Phrases with amount to
Add up, develop into, as in Even though she's careful with her money, her savings don't amount to much, or All parents hope that their children will amount to something. [Mid-1500s]
Be equivalent to, as in Twenty persons won't amount to a good turnout. [Late 1300s] Also see amount to the same thing.