HyperDic: catch_up

English > 2 senses of the expression catch up:
VERBmotioncatch upreach the point where one should be after a delay
cognitioncatch uplearn belatedly
English > catch up: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningreach the point where one should be after a delay.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
EntailsfollowTo travel behind, go after, come after
Narrowercome backeven the score, in sports
Broaderreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
See alsocatchtake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
Spanishllegar al nivel, recuperarse
English > catch up: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningLearn belatedly; find out about something after it happened / happened.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"I'm trying to catch up with the latest developments in molecular biology"
Broaderlearn, larn, acquiregain knowledge or skills

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