- 1Succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one: he stopped and waited for Lily to catch upMore example sentences
- The poet hurried to catch up, and when he reached the river, he too stopped and looked around.
- She kept going further ahead and then turning to wait for them to catch up, as Matthew couldn't move very fast.
- She broke into a jog, trying to catch up to him before he reached the next piazza a hundred metres down.
- 1.1Do tasks which one should have done earlier: he normally used the afternoons to catch up on paperworkMore example sentences
- Oh, and there's a backlog of domestic and business stuff to catch up on.
- I like having the place to myself, though I have a bunch of housework to catch up on.
- Public holidays are when I catch up on household chores and visit my ailing parents.
More definitions of catch upDefinition of catch up in:
- The US English dictionary