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English definition of “catch up”

catch up

Phrasal Verb with catch   /kætʃ/ verb (present participle catching, past tense and past participle caught)
B1 to reach the same level or quality as someone or something else: She’s doing extra work to catch up with the rest of the class.
to learn and discuss the newest facts about something: Let’s go out for lunch – I want to catch up on all your news.
to reach someone or something that is in front of you by moving faster: We soon caught up with the car in front.
(Definition of catch up from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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