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English verb: catch up with

1. catch up with (competition) catch up with and possibly overtake

SamplesThe Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp.

Synonymscatch, overtake

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Entailcompete, contend, vie

Verb groupcatch

2. catch up with (social) make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point

SamplesI have to make up a French exam.
Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?.

Synonymsmake up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)recoup, recover, recuperate

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