Present Tense: Catch Up/ Catches Up
-ing Form: Catching Up
Past Tense: Caught Up
Past Participle: Caught Up
To move faster to reach someone or something that is ahead of you.
If you don't catch up, you'll get left behind. So hurry up!
The bomb had already been detonated by the time the police had caught up with the robbers.
To discuss or learn the latest news or something else that is of interest to you.
My sister caught me up on all the family drama.
What's the latest in the Aaron Hernandez case? I haven't been following it lately, so I need to be caught up.
You guys go without me, and I'll _____ ____ later.
Ryan ____ ___ with the runner on the second lap in the race, and won.
Thanks for ______ me ___ on things around here. It's time to make some serious changes.
Sorry, I'm late. I met an old friend who I hadn't seen in years, and we were_____ ___ on all the latest gossip!
I gotta go, I have to ____ ____ with some friends in ten minutes.
Listen for the phrasal verb Catch Up in the funny video clip from the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Ron: Oh, no! The Invisibility booster must be faulty.
Harry: Come on, then. Let's go lower. We need to find the train.
Harry: All we need to do is _____ ___ with the train.
Ron: We can't be far behind.
Harry: Do you hear that?
Ron: We must be getting close.
Harry: Hold on...
What were Ron and Harry trying to do?