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English definition of “catch up”

catch up

(REACH ANOTHER) phrasal verb with catch    /kætʃ, ketʃ/ verb (past tense and past participle caught  /kɔt/)
to reach someone or something by moving faster than the other person or thing: She is really fast , and I couldn’t catch up with her. fig. We’re a young , growing company , and we’re trying to catch up to the competition .
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