Definition of catch-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkætʃ ʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkætʃ ʌp//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of trying to reach the same level or standard as somebody who is ahead of you It was a month of catch-up for them.
  2. 2[countable, singular] an occasion when two or more people meet to discuss what has happened since the last time they met We must get together for a catch-up. I have a catch-up meeting with my manager at two.
  3. 3[uncountable] a service that allows you to watch television programmes on a computer or a special television after the time when they were originally broadcast catch-up TV
  4. Idioms to try to equal somebody that you are competing against in a sport or game After our bad start to the season we were always playing catch-up.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: catch-up