Calculate, total, as in Please figure up just how many feet of lumber we need. [Late 1800s]
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How to use figure up in a sentence
Today, the BLS revised that figure up to an impressive 332,000.
Counting out three ten dollar greenbacks, the boy requested the tanner to figure up the interest on the note.Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
As they still had several days in which they might work, it would figure up to nearly 50,000 extra feet of timber ready to market.Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
"I always want you—" he stopped short, drew his forward-bending figure up, and pulled hard at the oars.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
She drew her limp figure up suddenly and turned her back on Harry's whispered solicitude.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
The little figure up there was like a vision; her feet hardly touched the floor.Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen