catch up
Verb

catch up

  1. (transitive) To pick up suddenly.
    • 1913, Willa Cather, O Pioneers!, chapter 3
      Oscar stopped the horses and waved to Carl, who caught up his hat and ran through the melon patch to join them.
  2. (transitive) To entangle.
    The speaker wires have got caught up with the wires from the lights.
  3. (intransitive) To be brought up to date with news.
    I hadn't seen her for so long. It was great to catch up.
  4. (transitive) To bring (someone) up to date with the news.
    After Alice's vacation, her boss caught her up on policy changes.
  5. (ambitransitive) To reach something that had been ahead.
    Rose was three seconds behind, but managed to catch up with the race leader and eventually won.
    I'll go ahead and you can catch me up later.
  6. (intransitive) To compensate for or make up a deficiency.
  7. (intransitive) To finally reach something inevitable.
Translations
  • Spanish: enredar
Translations
  • French: prendre des nouvelles
  • Spanish: enterar (pronominal)
Translations
  • Spanish: poner al día, poner al corriente
Translations Noun

catch up

  1. An act of catching up or attempting to catch up.
  2. An amount, a thing, or a receipt or repetition of information that enables one to catch up.
    • 2006, James Watson, ‎Anne Hill, Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies (page 303)
      Catch-up is also available on the TV set using Digitial[sic] TV Services: BT Vision offers BBC, ITV, 40D and Demand 5 via the TV Replay service.



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