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- catcher resonator
Origin of catch-up
Examples from the Web for catch-up
His tumor had spread, and the next six years became a painful game of catch-up, one that he ultimately failed.
But though they played the rest of the game in catch-up mode, their machine had been programmed to win all along.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for November 10, 2012|David Sessions|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I talked about the end of European catch-up on US productivity levels.
While the U.S. is an important cyber warfare partner with Israel, it has a lot of catch-up to do to remain competitive.
His catch-up attempt was unsuccessful—he was never able to free himself of the Republican party straight-jacket.
Mrs. Reed was finishing a block of patchwork, catch-up work, when she had to wait two minutes.A Little Girl in Old New York|Amanda Millie Douglas
"a working to overtake a leading rival," by 1971, probably a figurative use from U.S. football in reference to being behind in the score. From verbal phrase catch up, which was used from early 14c. in sense "raise aloft" and from 1855 in sense "overtake;" see catch (v.) + up (adv.).