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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


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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