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Definition of catch-up noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

catch-up

 noun
noun
 
[uncountable]
 
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  • the act of trying to reach the same level or standard as someone who is ahead of you It was a month of catch-up for them.
  • Idioms
    play catch-up
     
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    to try to equal someone that you are competing against in a sport or game, in business or politics After our bad start to the season we were always playing catch-up.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: catch-up