1

catch–up

play
adjective \ˈkach-ˌəp, ˈkech-\

Definition of catch–up

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

1945

First Known Use of catch–up

1945


2

catch–up

noun

Definition of catch–up

  1. :  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

1948

First Known Use of catch–up

1948



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