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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of catch up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having become involved involuntarily


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  • By this point, Hephaestion had caught up with the army as the men left the mild valley of the Oreitae and began the trek west into the desert.

    Alexander the Great

  • The English couple had caught up with us again, mainly because Domenico was lingering and dawdling and doing everythingexcept swingingat half speed.

    The Italian Summer

  • Debra Silverstein and Ben There were huddled around the bar and I knew from their confused faces that we had caught up with the doppelgänger.

    Miss Misery

  • After a few moments, a knobby-kneed fawn caught up to its mother, and the two animals bounded off the road.

    After Hours

  • However, sections are lucidly descriptive and give a rare insight into a man caught up in a complicated and morally ambiguous profession.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • The next day he caught up with Philotas at Mallus and offered more sacrifices, this time to Amphilochus, a celebrated veteran of the Trojan War.

    Alexander the Great

  • Philotas had caught up with Alexander after burying his brother and took up his place again as the leader of the old guard faction among the Macedonian troops.

    Alexander the Great

  • I finished my coffee and caught up on some paperwork at my desk, but Curtis Peltier and his dead daughter kept intruding on my thoughts, along with the small boy and the blond woman.

    The Killing Kind

  • A Secret Service man caught up with him and said, “Mr. President, that is your helicopter over there.”

    An American Life

  • Within thirty seconds, they caught up with the Liebherr.

    The Ark


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