To calculate the sum of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tally" and "up." After we tally up all relevant fees and taxes, your final bill comes to $475.50. We'll have to wait until they tally every vote up before we'll know the winner.
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tally something up
to add something up. Please tally everything up and tell me the total. Let's tally up everything and ask for donations.
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To calculate something, especially by addition: The waiter tallied up our bill at the end of the meal. The election officials tallied the votes up and announced the winner.
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