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English definition of “catch up”

catch up

(REACH SAME STANDARD) phrasal verb with catch     /kætʃ/ verb (caught, caught)
C1 to reach the same quality or standard as someone or something else: Will Western industry ever catch up with Japanese innovations? He was off school for a while and is finding it hard to catch up.Surpassing in quality or number
(Definition of catch up (REACH SAME STANDARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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