To add or total something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "figure" and "up." Do you mind figuring up the total for us?
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figure something up
to add up the amount of something. Please figure the bill up. We have to go now. I will figure up the bill right away.
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Calculate, total, as in Please figure up just how many feet of lumber we need. [Late 1800s]
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To calculate something, especially by addition: That's all of the supplies we need; can you figure up the total for us? We figured up the bill incorrectly; everyone owes another $10.
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