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catch up

phrasal verb with catch
 
/kætʃ/ verb ( present participle catching, past tense and past participle caught)
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.
B1 to learn and discuss the newest facts about something: Let’s go out for lunch – I want to catch up on all your news. I’ll catch up with you later.
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 Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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