catch up
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to pick up often abruptly <
the thief caught the purse up and ran
>
b. ensnare, entangle <
education has been caught up in a stultifying mythology — N. M. Pusey
>
c. enthrall <
the…public was caught up in the car's magic — D. A. Jedlicka
>
2. to provide with the latest information <
catch me up on the news
>
intransitive verb 1. a. to travel fast enough to overtake an advance party b. to reach a state of parity or of being able to cope <
students who miss class have difficulty catching up
>
2. to bring about arrest for illicit activities <
the police caught up with the thieves
>
3. a. to complete or compensate for something belatedly <
catch up on lost sleep
>
b. to acquire belated information <
catch up on the news
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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