Translation of "catch up with sb" - English-Traditional 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.

(壞事)糾纏住(某人),給(某人)帶來麻煩
His lies will catch up with him one day. 他總有一天會嚐到撒謊的苦頭。

(PUNISH)

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

抓住並懲罰(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,他們多年來一直從事販賣贓車的勾當。

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