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14 / 06 / 2010

CATCH UP (WITH SOMEONE): meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend.

Today we continue looking at words and expressions that were recorded from the last English Immersion in the Coromina Hotel in Viladrau (

Today's expression is: to catch up (with somone)

Meaning 1: moving faster in order to reach someone who is ahead of you.

Example 1:
Eric: Are you ready to go to lunch?
Alice: a few minutes; first I have to finish this report. Why don't you go and get the table. I'll catch up with you in a few minutes.

Meaning 2: to reach the same level or standard as someone who was better or more advanced before.

Example 2:
After missing almost a year of class due to his accident, he had to work very hard to catch up with the other students.

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