Meaning of “caught up in something” in the English Dictionary

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"caught up in something" in American English

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caught up in something

so involved in an activity that you do not notice other things:

I was so caught up in my school work, that I didn't realize what was happening with my sister.
caught up in something

To be caught up in something also means to be involved in an activity that you did not intend to be involved in:

He got caught up in the demonstrations and got arrested.

(Definition of “caught up in something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)