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catch up

verb phrasal verb with catch  /kætʃ, ketʃ/ ( past tense and past participle caught  /kɔt/) us  

(REACH ANOTHER)

to reach someone or something by moving faster than the other person or thing: She is really fast, and I couldn’t catch up with her. fig. We’re a young, growing company, and we’re trying to catch up to the competition.
(Definition of catch up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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