Translation of "catch up with sb" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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catch up with sb

phrasal verb with catch uk /kætʃ/ us /kætʃ/ verb caught, caught

(CAUSE PROBLEMS)

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.

(坏事)纠缠住(某人),给(某人)带来麻烦
His lies will catch up with him one day. 他总有一天会尝到撒谎的苦头。

(PUNISH)

If people in authority catch up with you, they discover that you have been doing something wrong and often punish you for it.

抓住并惩罚(某人)
They had been selling stolen cars for years before the police caught up with them. 在被警方抓住之前,他们多年来一直从事贩卖赃车的勾当。

(Translation of “catch up with sb” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)