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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.
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