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catch up

1 (v + adv) go faster to reach sb/sth
INTRANSITIVEwe waited until they caught up d'fhanamar gur tháinig siad suas linn, d'fhanamar gur rug siad orainn
TRANSITIVEtar suas lebeir ar PhrV  c m uI caught her up at the gate tháinig mé suas léi ag an ngeata, rug mé uirthi ag an ngeata
2 (v + adv) reach same level or standard as sb/sth
INTRANSITIVEthey're good but we can catch up tá siad go maith ach is féidir linne breith suas leo
TRANSITIVEbeir suas lebeir ar PhrV  c m uI have no chance of catching you up níl seans ar bith agam teacht suas leat
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3 (v + adv) do sth you should have done earlier INTRANSITIVEbeir suas  c m uan bhearna a dhruidimI work at night to catch up oibrím san oíche chun teacht suas leis an obair, oibrím istoíche chun an bhearna a dhruidim 4 (v + adv) talk and find out news INTRANSITIVEwe spend some time catching up caithimid seal ag fáil amach cén scéala is déanaí againn → see catch

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