join one thing to another; join numbers, amounts, etc. so as to find the total; put sth together with sth else so as to increase the number, size, importance, etc.
say sth more, go on to say
"We added two students to that dorm room"
"She added a personal note to her letter"
"Add insult to injury"
"Add some extra plates to the dinner table"
"`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"
"The music added a lot to the play"
"She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"
"This adds a light note to the program"
"Add 27 and 49, please!"
"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
"This paper will add to her reputation"
Yet this grief Is added to the griefs the great must bear.
If we add the coming Sunday in, we have ten more days to go.
Add in the flour a little at time.
We'd better add in some lemon juice before mixing the flour with sugar.
In making tea, remember to put the tea into the pot before adding in the hot water.
Would you add in these items, please, in order to complete the list?
Before you finish the total, please add in these new figures.
Please add these names on at the end.
Add the other items on at the bottom of the page.
The price does not include tax added on.
This lesson adds to the value of the book.
The newly-published book has added to his reputation.
TV can also add to their store of know-ledge.
Worthy friends add to the happiness and value of life.
The music added to our enjoyment of the film.
The gorgeous costume added to the brilliance of the dance.
Fireworks added to the attraction of the festival night.
The weeping willows along the two banks add to the charms of the brook.
The trees planted after the war added to the beauty of the city.
The newly constructed high buildings add greatly to the beauty of this city.
The laughter on the boats mingled with that on shore, adding to the jubilation on National Day.
Your company adds to the enjoyment of our visit.
He is adding to his house.
He is adding to his wealth.
This, of course, added to our responsibilities.
This added to our difficulties.
His illness added to the family's troubles.
Her illness added to his worry.
Every passing second added to his worry.
The bad weather added to the helplessness of the shipwrecked sailors.
The development of the city's industry has added to its environmental pollution.
We should add to our achievements and correct the mistakes.
He does nothing but adds to our problems.
I didn't want to add to mother's misery.
We don't want to add to the government's burden.
She refused other people's offers of help for she hated adding to their burden.
It will add greatly to the prime cost.
The trip, I believe, will add greatly to our knowledge and understanding of our country.
The cultural relics excavated recently added greatly to our knowledge of life in ancient China.
That adds heavily to the difficulty of my work.
The index adds appreciably to the usefulness of the book.
This added considerably to his experience.
The statistics added not a little to the value of the publication.
Added to this, he is an untiring artist.
To add to the danger, darkness fell upon the water.
The palace has been added to from time to time, and as a result incorporated various styles of architecture.
Since then, the Great Wall has often been added to, rebuilt and repaired, especially during the Ming Dynasty.
从那以后,尤其在明朝期间长城不断得到扩建和修缮。 add sth to sth
She added sugar to her tea.
He added some wood to the fire.
This year we'll add one thousand mu to our planted areas.
We need to exert our imagination and add art to our teaching.
Add the first total to the second.
Can we afford to add another room to the house?
This is not only necessary, but it also adds variety to his teaching.
Each of the satellites added something to our knowledge.
The perfect co-ordination of the dancers and singers added a rhythmic charm to the performance.
You can add a note to the posters. Say that your teacher himself will be there. He will play the last piece.
A Reading Practice section is added to each unit in Book Two.
The burdens will be naturally added to their life.
〔说明〕 add together不用于进行体。
The facts add together to give a hopeless picture of the firm's future.
When you add all the figures together, the sum is 100.
Added up, the meeting was a success.
总的来说,会议是成功的。 add sth ⇔ up
I added up an account.
He is now adding up the bill.
The cashier is adding up her receipts.
He wrote down the weight of each stone and then added up all the weights.
At the exits polite assistants will take the goods and add up the cost.
They added up all the advantages and disadvantages and tried to come to a decision.
Take care to add the bill up correctly.
Every time I add these figures up,I get a different answer.
Add these figures up and see what the total is.
You haven't added the figures up right.
Add these figures up and see if the sum is correct.
Adding it all up we find the answer.
把这一切归纳起来,我们就得到了答案。 add up
The numbers wouldn't add up.
These figures don't add up correctly.
这些数字怎么也加不对。 add up
It all adds up,I can see now why he left so suddenly.
His story didn't add up.
His excuse just doesn't add up.
What he said simply didn't add up.
It just doesn't add up
There were aspects of the story that didn't add up.
Nothing he does seems to add up.
I can't understand this case; the facts just don't add up.
His story didn't add up.
All the windows were closed when the downpour came, yet the floor was found wet through afterwards. It just didn't add up.
They have decided to add ￥20 to his wages.
They have decided to increase his wages to ￥ 100 a month.
That will add to my pleasure.
Everything you say adds up to justice.
误 Our wages added.
正 Our wages increased.
误 Please add some sugar in the milk.
正 Please add some sugar to the milk.
误 I don't want to add at your trouble.
正 I don't want to add to your trouble.
析 在短语add to中, to的含义是“加入”,注意不可误用at。