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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 ​schoolwork, 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)
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