catch-up

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1catch–up

adjective \ˈkach-ˌəp, ˈkech-\

Definition of CATCH-UP

:  intended to catch up to a theoretical norm or a competitor's accomplishments

First Known Use of CATCH-UP

1945

2catch–up

noun

Definition of CATCH-UP

:  the act or fact of catching up or trying to catch up (as with a norm or competitor) <had to play catch–up>; also :  an increase intended to achieve catch-up

First Known Use of CATCH-UP

1948

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