Definition of catch up with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

catch up with

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to finally start to cause problems for somebody after they have managed to avoid this for some time She was terrified that one day her past problems would catch up with her.
  2. 2if the police or authorities catch up with somebody, they find and punish them after some time The law caught up with him years later when he had moved to Spain.
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