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English definition of “catch sb out”

catch sb out

(CAUSE DIFFICULTY) informal phrasal verb with catch     /kætʃ/ verb (caught, caught)
to put someone in a difficult situation: A lot of people were caught out by the sudden change in the weather.Causing difficulties for oneself or others
(Definition of catch sb out (CAUSE DIFFICULTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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