catch up with


or US catch up to : to move fast enough to join (someone or something that is in front)
Slow down so that I can catch up with you.
She ran as fast as she could, but she couldn't catch up to her brother.
often used figuratively
The company will need to start using more advanced technologies in order to catch up with its competitors in the industry.
: to begin to affect (someone) usually in a bad way
All those late nights are really starting to catch up with me!
Old age catches up with everyone in the end.
: to find and arrest (someone)
The police eventually caught up with him in Texas.
informal : to meet with (someone)
I've got to go. I'll catch up with you later.

Examples of catch up with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While other union negotiations might be trying to catch up with the rising cost of living for its members, the Teamsters’ current contract includes a cost of living adjustment already, which helped increase wages at the company by 6.1%, according to Deutsche Bank. Chris Isidore, CNN, 16 June 2023 In the 14th minute, Evander fed the ball ahead to Dairon Asprilla, but Asprilla couldn’t catch up with it for a shot attempt. oregonlive, 3 June 2023 Even Zillow, which had launched its own iBuyer business in 2018, was racing to catch up with fast-growing Opendoor. Lance Lambert, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2023 At some point, Ryder’s poor ball-striking metrics have to catch up with him. Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 29 Mar. 2023 One of the best strategies is to unplug while cruising and catch up with emails and social media while in port. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023 China’s tech giants have scrambled to catch up with OpenAI and get their own products to market—although several of them had been working on large language models for years. Caiwei Chen, WIRED, 7 Mar. 2023 There was no sign of Tesla’s price war in first-quarter results from Mercedes-Benz, but investors are still betting a tougher market will catch up with the luxury brand. Stephen Wilmot,, 21 Apr. 2023 After the Altar special, which allowed fans to catch up with the season 3 cast. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Catch up with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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