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  • v. To pick up suddenly.
  • v. To entangle.
  • v. To provide with news.
  • v. To be reaching something that had been ahead
  • v. To compensate for or make up a deficiency.
  • v. To get news
  • v. To finally reach something inevitable.
  • n. An act of catching up or attempting to catch up.
  • n. An amount, a thing, or a receipt or repetition of information that enables one to catch up.


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  • As there was no time to stop for a proper funeral, Alexander left Philotas and a large contingent of soldiers behind in Aria to conduct the proper rites and catch up with the army as soon as possible.

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  • "We played catch up the entire time," Mafrige said.

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  • Captain Gold had been concerned that the Silgov might catch up to the ship sooner rather than later, but Araneus was still in no condition to make the spacewalk.

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  • Upton shot between the two of thema rather close call as far as I could telland zoomed out to catch up with me.

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  • Then the frustrated king returned to Samarkand to rest and catch up on administrative matters throughout his empire.

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  • With two of the planes in his formation of four having aborted their flight due to engine trouble, Aldrin tried to catch up in his F-86E with a preceding formation of faster F-86Fs.

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  • This rate was slowly devaluating at a pace that would catch up with the market rate by year-end.

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  • Kazar and his comrade followed, having to take a few larger steps to catch up with the seething female.

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  • Nazia hurried to catch up with Madam Qureshi, who was already clicking her way down the hall.

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  • He is all for urging European members of O.E.CD. to take steps to free up their economies, etc., so as to catch up with our economic recovery.

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