caught up in


: involved in (a difficult or confusing situation)
Several members of Congress were caught up in the scandal.
How did you get caught up in this mess?
: excited about something and having trouble thinking about anything else
Everyone was caught up in the excitement.
Try not to get too caught up in the moment.

Examples of caught up in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Watch Now 11 No Escape (2015) Owen Wilson ditches his funnyman persona in this action thriller about a family traveling overseas who get caught up in an international coup and must run for their lives or be slaughtered. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 23 June 2023 But as the replacement for the Champlain Towers South condominium building progresses, the project is caught up in an bitterly personal debate over whether the 1.8-acre lot should also include space for a memorial to those killed in one of the nation’s most horrific building failures. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 23 June 2023 Sanders ventured so far as to say emails he’s exchanged through advocacy work with the Vanderbilt hospital program could be caught up in the attorney general’s probe. Anita Wadhwani, al, 22 June 2023 Deputy William Hollingsworth had been attempting to rescue a man caught up in floodwaters early Friday morning. Michael Roppolo, CBS News, 20 June 2023 Fire marshals were on hand to ensure everyone's safety, but Krakowski got a bit caught up in the TV magic. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 6 June 2023 Avoid getting caught up in the latest business trends and technology. Expert Panel, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Even older children will get caught up in creating something special. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 11 Apr. 2023 In the 2002 film, Sandler plays a businessman with a violent temper who falls in love with his sister’s coworker, played by Emily Watson. ‘Uncut Gems’ Sandler stars as Howard Ratner, a jeweler and gambling addict who gets caught up in debt. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Caught up in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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