caught up in

Definition of caught up in

1 :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?
2 :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.

Word by Word Definitions

caught play
  1. : past tense and past participle of catch

  1. : pregnant

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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