Meaning of “be/get caught up in sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

be/get caught up in sth

phrasal verb with catch uk us /kætʃ/ verb (past tense and past participle caught)

to become involved in a situation, often without wanting to:

How did the paper get caught up in a legal dispute?

(Definition of “be/get caught up in sth” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)