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sum verb PHRASAL VERBS sum sth up

ADV. aptly, neatly, nicely, succinctly, well | perfectly | just about ‘So we're stuck in this place, with no food, no heat, no light and no prospect of anyone coming to rescue us?’ ‘That just about sums it up.’

VERB + SUM seem to | attempt to, try to attempting to sum up recent economic trends | be difficult to, be hard to The appeal of this charming little town is hard to sum up.

PREP. as She summed it up as ‘the most brilliant lecture I've ever attended’.