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- (idiomatic) to summarize
- So, to sum up your argument, what you are saying is that it is impossible.
2011 February 12, Nabil Hassan, “Blackburn 0 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC:
- Best came close to getting on the end of Barton's cross but he was inches away from connecting. It was an incident that summed up Newcastle's afternoon.
sum up — see summarize
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