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English verb: catch up

1. catch up (motion) reach the point where one should be after a delay


SamplesI caught up on my homework.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach


Narrower (hyponym)come back


Entailfollow

2. catch up (cognition) learn belatedly; find out about something after it happened


SamplesI'm trying to catch up with the latest developments in molecular biology.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)acquire, larn, learn









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