catch up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v catch up learn belatedly; find out about something after it happened "I'm trying to catch up with the latest developments in molecular biology"
    • v catch up reach the point where one should be after a delay "I caught up on my homework"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Close to two million people who go to hospitals in the United States for one ailment wind up catching another.
    • Catch up to overtake
    • Catch up to lay hold of forcibly
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  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you start soon enough, you won't have to run to catch up.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.”
  • Ovid
    “A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.”
  • Doug King
    Doug King
    “Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “you must get money to chase you, but never let it catch up.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From O. Fr. cachier—Late L. captiāre for captāre, inten. of capĕre, to take. See Chase.


In literature:

Catch hold of my skate-strap, and I'll help pull you up.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Catching up a blazing brand, Jerry threw it into the brush.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
She curled herself up on a settee by one of the open windows, and listened, trying to catch the sound of Indian yells.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
Be quick about it, though, for we will have to hurry to catch up with those other chaps.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
That's part of the prize for me if I catch up with Tom Jones within three years.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Hedn't we better catch up to 'em?
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Once again, now, we are catching up.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
She said she would be answerable, and then ran to catch up Fenwick.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Keep on, and perhaps I'll catch up.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Tonight, tomorrow, or the next day it will catch up to us.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
I c'ud keep within' sight of you till you start cuttin' sign, Sandy, an' then catch up.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
When you come to my first load you must stop there until I catch up with you again.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Once outside the fence, the Kelsos would have a hard time catching up with them.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
What ploughing we have done to-day, you can easily catch up with when you begin.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
Very soon he began to draw away from me; but I relied on my superior strength to catch him up, for the journey was long.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
It was an express and leaped ahead splendidly, catching up with itself.
"The Very Small Person" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
I thought I'd never catch up on you.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Away and away he galloped, and after him came the wolf, but try as it would, it could not catch him up anyhow.
"Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales" by Anonymous
Taking up her handkerchief, Dorothy flew down the stairway, pausing before the doorway to catch her breath and to summon courage to enter.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
He wondered whether there was any chance of catching them up.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang

In poetry:

And further up I catch the gleam
Upon the pastor's pool;
The manse above, still as a dream,
Stands in the shadows cool.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Bore him thus up to catch the inward tones
That light as cloudlets float
So far above in heaven's star-gemm'd zones
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
Start up the life within the leaf
And in the sloping fields, that watch
All day the clouds, that we may catch
The coming promise of the sheaf.
"Spring" by Alexander Anderson
AH, often do I wait and watch,
And look up, straining through the Real
With longing eyes, my friend, to catch
Faint glimpses of your white Ideal.
"To - -" by Henry Kendall
Eastern window-panes afar
Flare up in the gloaming,
Moorland ponds like tiny stars
Catch the sunset’s homing.
Still, my heart, now sets the sun!
"Evening" by Jeppe Aakjaer
And silently through all the hours,
The trees have borne their magic flowers,
And now stand up with dauntless head,
To catch the morning's gold and red.
"The Snow Queen" by Dollie Radford

In news:

Traditional Tokyo-based beauty lines are catching up.
After playing hookey this Friday by spending the day at a water park with my girls, I decided to do some catching up.
It is not uncommon for two people that were once romantically involved with one another to get together as friends for the occasional lunch date as a means for catching up.
It looks like it just stops in mid air during the drop and the tail end catches up.
BOBBY CONN If you're not familiar with the work of homegrown Chicago genius Bobby Conn, you've got some catching up to do—and this show is a good place to start.
Catching up with Bruce Pearl's staff.
Catch up on moments Nos.
Sometimes, banks seem to be playing a constant game of catch-up.
WPP Group's Martin Sorrell is the undisputed spokesperson for the communications business, but Publicis Groupe's Maurice Levy is catching up.
A Bronx thug who wields a hypodermic needle as a weapon is suspected of mugging a 14-year-old on the subway yesterday — but fled before cops could catch up with him, sources said.
This morning was clear and the French engagés with tardy hunter Joseph Whitehouse try to catch up with the main party.
Great Place for Catching Up.
Catching up on my tennis reading.
Kaneland's Brianna Stark tries to catch up as a 100 meter dash finalist during the Jill Holmes invitational at KHS on Saturday.
Minorities starting to catch up.

In science:

Therefore the thermalized seed grows slowly until the first process catches up with the second one.
Thermalization After Inflation and Reheating Temperature
Interacting composites”, typified by CTB 80, in which a high-velocity pulsar catches up with and re-energizes its associated shell SNR .
Plerions and pulsar-powered nebulae
Swaluw et al have considered the interaction which occurs when a pulsar catches up with and penetrates its associated shell SNR.
Plerions and pulsar-powered nebulae
It clearly appears that one will gain in increasing the size of the cluster samples for which the quality of the data will catch up with what is available for the clusters in our Galaxy, as one started with the HST.
The globular cluster system of M31
This gives rise to a post-injection of energy into the fireball, causing “refreshed shocks”87, so called because the kinetic energy of the late-arriving material (catching up with the decelerated initial material) revitalizes the external shock.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems & Prospects
Every time that the evolution of the patches at level l catches up and synchronizes with the evolution of their parent patch l − 1, the code runs a procedure whose task is to unify the values of all overlapping cells at different patches within the level l.
A new multidimensional AMR Hydro+Gravity Cosmological code
Unlike DLA, the aggregation speeds up as the cluster grows, due to a larger cross section to catch new particles in the flow.
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
We assume further that the dimensions of the arrangement allow the following: after FWS or EWS has passed SB , SB is removed so that at a later instant EWS ′ can pass freely, move further along path 9 and, finally, catch up either FWS or EWS , which moved equally along path 7–9.
Renninger's Thought Experiment: Implications for Quantum Ontology and for Quantum Mechanic's Interpretation
This has been available at radio wavelengths for over three decades, and the deployment of integral-field spectrographs allows the optical community to finally catch up.
Island Universes
Investigations on the structure of variance matrix have proved to be crucial in understanding the issue of entanglement in CV states [5, 6, 7] and a great deal of interest has been catching up in experimentally accessible, simple conditions of inseparability involving higher order moments [8, 9, 10].
Constraints on the uncertainties of entangled symmetric qubits
A related topic is the sweeping up of planetesimals (or smaller planets) as a giant migrates inward, and another is the capturing of such bodies in outer orbital resonances as they try to catch up to the giant.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
In this collection, two years after publication there are usually sufficiently many citations for co-citation to catch up.
Recommending Related Papers Based on Digital Library Access Records
As (Ω, β+ , β−) move in a straight line, they will eventually catch up with one of the walls (which are also receding as Ω increases), bounce off that wall, and move in a straight line in a different direction - this is the BKL bounce.
A Short Review of Time Dependent Solutions and Space-like Singularities in String Theory
Meanwhile the trailing edge particles catch up, each colliding head-on with a leading-edge particle which was about to head back to meet it (if the gap had been wider).
Crystalline Computation
It is easy to check that the remaining terms can never make the sum in |V T1 (n)| catch up with the sum in |V Ta (n)|.
On Single-Deletion-Correcting Codes