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count up

To tally the total amount of something. Count up all the people in this room so we know how many trays of hors d'oeuvres to bring out.
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count someone or something up

to count things or people to see how many there are. Let's count them up and see how many we have. I counted all the guests up, and there are too many to seat. Please count up all these books and tell me how many there are.
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