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English definition of “catch-up”

catch-up

noun [C] uk   /ˈkætʃ.ʌp/ us  
UK a meeting at which people discuss what has happened since the last time that they met: I'm seeing my boss for a catch-up next week. play catch-up to try to reach the same standard, stage, or level as others after you have fallen behind them: They raced ahead into new markets, leaving other companies to play catch-up.

catch-up

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkætʃ.ʌp/ us  
used to describe something that helps you reach the same standard or stage as others, usually after you have missed something such as lessons or opportunities to practise: catch-up exercises/sessions
(Definition of catch-up noun, adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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