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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

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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Add to the ground pork, toss to combine, and season.
It's a good cut because it has enough fat and bone on it to add to the flavor," Burke explains.
Add to chicken and heat, stirring, until sauce is thickened.
Mix cocoa and sugar together and slowly add to whites.
Scrape seeds from vanilla bean and add to pan (save pod for another use).
Shred chicken into small, bite-size pieces and add to pot.
If you are using fresh peas, add to casserole at this time.