What is the Meaning of the English Phrasal Verb
to gradually get closer to a moving person or vehicle in front of you
to do work or tasks that should have been done earlier
to get to the place you should be / are expected to be
Examples of CATCH UP in Sentences:
1. I arrived at the race late. Even though I am a faster runner than some of the others, I knew I could not catch up.
2. I have Saturday off work. I am hoping to catch up on my laundry. I have almost nothing left to wear!
CATCH is an irregular verb in English. You need to memorize the different verb tenses.
|present –||CATCH UP|
|present participle –||CATCHING UP|
|past –||CAUGHT UP|
|past participle –||CAUGHT UP|
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one definition. This page does not include all the meanings.