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Words nearby catchup
Definition for catchup (2 of 2)
Origin of catch-up
Example sentences from the Web for catchup
A conversation with Mary Higgins Clark seems like a catchup with an absent aunt, or a proverbial long lost friend.Mary Higgins Clark Interview About New Book, I'll Walk Alone|Sandra McElwaine|April 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Add a tablespoonful of butter and any catchup or sauce desired.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking|Helen Campbell
Put in the catchup at the last, and hold it over the fire just long enough to be thoroughly heated.
If making a rich soup that requires wine or catchup, let it be added the last thing, just before the soup is taken from the fire.Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book|Eliza Leslie
Catchup, sauces, and jellies are now frequently preserved in this way.General Science|Bertha M. Clark
Strain the gravy when it has boiled long enough, and flavour it with catchup.
British Dictionary definitions for catchup (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for catchup (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with catchup
Suddenly snatch or lift up, as in The wind caught up the kite and sent it high above the trees. [First half of 1300s]
Also, catch up with. Come from behind, overtake. This usage can be either literal, as in You run so fast it's hard to catch up with you, or figurative, as in The auditors finally caught up with the embezzler. [Mid-1800s]
Become involved with, enthralled by, as in We all were caught up in the magical mood of that evening. [Mid-1600s]
Also, catch up on or with. Bring or get up to date, as in Let's get together soon and catch up on all the news, or Tonight I have to catch up with my correspondence. [First half of 1900s]