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English definition of “catch up with sb”

catch up with sb

(CAUSE PROBLEMS) phrasal verb with catch     /kætʃ/ verb (caught, caught)
C2 If something bad that you have done or that has been happening to you catches up with you, it begins to cause problems for you: His lies will catch up with him one day .Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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