Definition of catch up
- the thief caught the purse up and ran
- the … public was caught up in the car's magic
- —D. A. Jedlicka
- catch me up on the news
- The soldier ran to catch up with his unit.
- students who miss class have difficulty catching up
- the police caught up with the thieves
Examples of catch up in a Sentence
a young idealist who got caught up in the political fanaticism of the times
completely caught up in opera ever since he saw La Traviata
Recent Examples of catch up from the Web
The General Assembly struggled to complete a state budget this year, caught up in a fight over whether to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Originally founded in 2002, Sonos has dominated the high-end market of multi-room audio, but competitors have been catching up rapidly in recent years.
Summer vacation means more than just taking time off to relax or catch up on household projects.
Featuring grassy areas, an arch of curved benches, plaques and a brick sign adorned with flowers and flags, the plaza is intended as a haven for residents to relax, reflect, maybe eat lunch and catch up on Facebook.
But a new analysis by many of the earlier marshmallow-test researchers finds instead that children have become more patient, and that younger and male preschoolers have even caught up with older and female preschoolers.
People are laughing and talking – either meeting for the first time, introducing friends, or just catching up.
Dressed in a cream abaya and matching headscarf, Farahat confesses that after so many years being denied the right to drive in her home country, her brain is having a hard time catching up with the new Saudi Arabia.
There are conflicting events on the same day and time in different parts of town, while also trying to juggle work and making sure the kids are all caught up at school with homework, exams and state testing.
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