catch up


Synonyms and Antonyms of catch up

  1. 1 to catch or hold as if in a net <a young idealist who got caught up in the political fanaticism of the times> Synonyms entangle, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entoil, entrap, mesh, net, snare, tangle, trapRelated Words bag, birdlime, capture, collar; embroil, implicate, involve, mireNear Antonyms detach, disengage, extricate; clear, free, liberateAntonyms disentangle, untangle

  2. 2 to hold the attention of as if by a spell <completely caught up in opera ever since he saw La Traviata> Synonyms arrest, bedazzle, enthrall, enchant, fascinate, grip, hypnotize, mesmerize, spellbindRelated Words enrapture, entrance, thrill; beguile, bewitch, charm; absorb, engage, engross, involve

  3. 3 to hold the attention of <so caught up in the game that she didn't note the passage of time> Synonyms absorb, bemuse, busy, engage, engross, enthrall (or enthral), enwrap, fascinate, grip, immerse, interest, intrigue, involve, occupyRelated Words allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, obsess; hypnotize, mesmerize; distract, preoccupy; hog, monopolizeNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary

  4. 4 to give information to <catch me up on what's been happening at the office> Synonyms acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, enlighten, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, inform, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)Related Words advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceiveNear Antonyms misinform, mislead

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