To catch up with


To catch up with
Catch Catch, v. i. 1. To attain possession. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Have is have, however men do catch. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open. [1913 Webster]

3. To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch. [1913 Webster]

4. To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate. [1913 Webster]

Does the sedition catch from man to man? --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{To catch at}, to attempt to seize; to be eager to get or use. ``[To] catch at all opportunities of subverting the state.'' --Addison.

{To catch up with}, to come up with; to overtake. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • catch somebody with their pants down — catch sb with their ˈpants down idiom (BrE also catch sb with their ˈtrousers down) (informal) to arrive or do sth when sb is not expecting it and not ready, especially when they are in an embarrassing situation Main entry: ↑catchidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch somebody with their trousers down — catch sb with their ˈpants down idiom (BrE also catch sb with their ˈtrousers down) (informal) to arrive or do sth when sb is not expecting it and not ready, especially when they are in an embarrassing situation Main entry: ↑catchidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch someone with their pants (or trousers) down — informal catch someone in an embarrassingly unprepared state. → pants …   English new terms dictionary

  • catch someone with their pants down — ► catch someone with their pants (or trousers) down informal catch someone in an embarrassingly unprepared state. Main Entry: ↑pants …   English terms dictionary

  • catch someone with their trousers down — ► catch someone with their pants (or trousers) down informal catch someone in an embarrassingly unprepared state. Main Entry: ↑pants …   English terms dictionary

  • catch someone with their fingers in the till — catch (someone) with (their) fingers/hand in the till have (your) fingers/hand in the till to steal money from the place where you work, usually from a shop. Senior officials who get caught with their fingers in the till must expect to be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch someone with their hand in the till — catch (someone) with (their) fingers/hand in the till have (your) fingers/hand in the till to steal money from the place where you work, usually from a shop. Senior officials who get caught with their fingers in the till must expect to be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch someone with fingers in the till — catch (someone) with (their) fingers/hand in the till have (your) fingers/hand in the till to steal money from the place where you work, usually from a shop. Senior officials who get caught with their fingers in the till must expect to be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch someone with hand in the till — catch (someone) with (their) fingers/hand in the till have (your) fingers/hand in the till to steal money from the place where you work, usually from a shop. Senior officials who get caught with their fingers in the till must expect to be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch up with — verb 1. catch up with and possibly overtake (Freq. 9) The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp • Syn: ↑overtake, ↑catch • Derivationally related forms: ↑overtaking (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch up with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms catch up with : present tense I/you/we/they catch up with he/she/it catches up with present participle catching up with past tense caught up with past participle caught up with 1) catch up with someone to find …   English dictionary


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