Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “catch up”

catch up

verb phrasal verb with catch  /kætʃ, ketʃ/ (past tense and past participle caught  /kɔt/) us  

(TALK)

to talk with someone you know in order to exchange news or information: By the time coffee came, R.J. and Angelo had caught up a little bit.
(Definition of catch up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of catch up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “catch up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More