Definition of summing-up in English:

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summing-up

Pronunciation: /ˌsəmiNGˈəp/

noun

A restatement of the main points of an argument, case, etc.
Example sentences
  • Ali offers an objective summing-up of the life of one of South Africa's greatest icons, and therein lies its credibility.
  • Say how far you consider this a fair summing-up of The Clerk's Tale.
  • What intrigued me was the contrast in the entries for Agatha Christie and Dorothy L.Sayers, who of course were two of the period's most celebrated crime writers, especially the summing-up.

Words that rhyme with summing-up

cup, grown-up, pup, scup, straight-up, stuck-up, sup, totting-up, two-up, up, washing-up

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Syllabification: sum·ming-up

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