add to (something)

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add to (something)

1. To combine something with something else. The thing being added can be named between "add" and "to." Did I add too much salt to the recipe?
2. To increase something in some way. The power outage simply added to our woes.
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add (something) to something

to increase the intensity or amount of something by giving more (of something) to it. You added too much sugar to my coffee.
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add to

v.
To increase the amount or intensity of something: The increase in fuel prices will add to the cost of living in the city. After I broke my arm, I added to my misery by chipping a tooth.
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