to catch up with

Idiom Definition

"to catch up with"

to do something in order to become current with something that you have not had the time or opportunity to do

Idiom Definition - to catch up with


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to catch up with

You have been working very hard lately.  You have been spending ten to twelve hours a day at work, six days a week.  When you are not at work, you are busy doing all your personal chores.  You fall, exhausted, into bed late every night.  As a result, you have not had the opportunity to study English idioms.

Do you need to catch up with your studies?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to catch up with

I have been out on a wilderness adventure all week.  There were no radios or cellphones or televisions or any contact with civilization.  Now that I have returned home, ...

I need to catch up with the news.

to catch up with - Usage:


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to catch up with - Gerund Form:

Catching up with the news can help you to be a well informed person.

to catch up with - Examples:

1)  I catch up with my reading when I have many books I want to read and I have a little free time.

2)  You catch up with your work when you return from vacation.

3)  He catches up with his studies when he returns from a school holiday.

4)  She catches up with her housework when she had neglected it for a few days.

5)  The City Works Department catches up with sewer repair when it has the time and resources available.

6)  We catch up with studying new plays when we have been too busy to learn new plays.

7)  You (all) catch up with yard work when you (all) have neglected it for weeks.

8)  They catch up with their cars' maintenance when they have the money.

9)  Trying to catch up with the debate... I basically agree with Karl viewpoint.

10) We play catch up with things that need to be done. 

11)  It will be a great opportunity for me to catch up with some of last years participants.

12)  It didn't take very long for Harry to catch up with the group.

13)  So all in all the Google announcements were just about them playing catch up with things that have been around for a couple of years.

14)  I've read this book very recently to catch up with the series, so I have it still clearly in mind.

15)  Such a declaration would hardly break new ground but would only catch up with numerous congressional resolutions.

16)  I currently use Hulu to catch up with shows I've missed.

17)  I imagine I'll catch up with some of the others on cable.

18)  I figured it was a great way to catch up with classics.

19) The slower I read the more I needed to stay up to catch up with the reading. 

20)  It's simply a chance to catch up with forgotten high school friends.