catch up with


catch up with
догонять, приближаться к какому-л. уровню (в экономическом соревновании)

English-russian dctionary of diplomacy. 2014.

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  • catch up with — verb 1. catch up with and possibly overtake (Freq. 9) The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp • Syn: ↑overtake, ↑catch • Derivationally related forms: ↑overtaking (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch up with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms catch up with : present tense I/you/we/they catch up with he/she/it catches up with present participle catching up with past tense caught up with past participle caught up with 1) catch up with someone to find …   English dictionary

  • catch up with — 1) PHRASAL VERB When people catch up with someone who has done something wrong, they succeed in finding them in order to arrest or punish them. [V P P n] The law caught up with him yesterday. 2) PHRASAL VERB If something catches up with you, you… …   English dictionary

  • catch up with — (smb/smth) become even with someone (in a race or in schoolwork etc.) I think it s too late to catch up with the rest of the class now …   Idioms and examples

  • catch up with — revealed or exposed, come back to haunt you    When your lies catch up with you, it s embarrassing …   English idioms

  • catch up with — (Roget s IV) , v. Syn. overtake, join, outstrip, catch; see approach 2 , catch 3 , reach 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • catch up with — 1》 exchange news with (someone whom one has not seen for some time). 2》 begin to have a damaging effect on. → catch …   English new terms dictionary

  • ˌcatch ˈup with sb — phrasal verb 1) to begin to have an effect on someone The lack of sleep caught up with her, and she began to doze off.[/ex] 2) to talk to someone who you have not seen for some time and find out what they have been doing Come over tomorrow and we …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • catch somebody with their pants down — catch sb with their ˈpants down idiom (BrE also catch sb with their ˈtrousers down) (informal) to arrive or do sth when sb is not expecting it and not ready, especially when they are in an embarrassing situation Main entry: ↑catchidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch somebody with their trousers down — catch sb with their ˈpants down idiom (BrE also catch sb with their ˈtrousers down) (informal) to arrive or do sth when sb is not expecting it and not ready, especially when they are in an embarrassing situation Main entry: ↑catchidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch someone with their pants (or trousers) down — informal catch someone in an embarrassingly unprepared state. → pants …   English new terms dictionary

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