catch-up

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catch-up

(kăch′ŭp′, kĕch′-)
n.
1. An approach or strategy intended to overcome a disadvantage or lead: The competition will be playing catch-up for the rest of the season.
2. An increase intended to bring an amount or rate up to a standard: "the statutory catch-up of Social Security benefits with the cost of living" (Nation).

catch′-up′ adj.

catch′-up`


adj.
intended to keep up with or surpass a norm or competitor: catch-up pay raises.
Idioms:
play catch-up, to attempt to overtake a competitor or opponent.
[1835–45, Amer.]

catch•up

(ˈkætʃ əp, ˈkɛtʃ-)

n.
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We regularly meet up for catch-ups away from the children - and it's always so much fun.
Exploit weaknesses and target gaps that others have missed, but don't get imbibed into copying your competitors' strategies and playing catch-ups.
The new spaces include an auditorium, with relaxed seating areas and bleacher-style seats, where the company can host events and hold informal team catch-ups.
The new spaces include an auditorium, with relaxed seating areas and bleacher-style seats, where the company can host events and hold informal team catch-ups. The team also hopes to engage with the local digital community to allow start-ups, university students and businesses to benefit from the space.
The council has increased its engagement activities recently with informal catch-ups in public spaces.
of the Caribbean on the action I've not played that game, and I must admit I did find things a little confusing trying to piece together various plotlines, as the in-game catch-ups seemed more like reminders aimed at die-hard fans than exposition for new players.
"Policies such as flexible working hours, Employee Assistance Programmes and regular catch-ups between staff and managers can make a big difference.
Dates for the Diary Monday, December 3 to Friday, December 14, S4 Prelims; Thursday, December 6, Senior Dance at Albert Hall, evening; Monday, December 18, Christmas Concert at the Church of the Holy Rude, 7pm; Tuesday, December 19, S1/2 Christmas Dance, tbc; Wednesday, December 20, S3/4 Christmas Dance, tbc; Friday, December 21, end of term (school closes 1.10pm); Monday, January 7, staff and pupils return, 8.40am; Wednesday, January 9 to Tuesday, January 22, S5/6 prelims; Friday, February 1, S3 girls and boys Dip/Tet/Polio/MenCWY immunisations and catchups; Friday, March 1, S1 and S2 girls HPV and catch-ups for both HPV and MMR immunisations.
You look at your desktop computers, tablets or phones innumerable times all through the day for business purposes or social catch-ups. You want news also in that digital world.
ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 21 With money and relating planet Venus at a standstill, there may be delays around plans involving two or more, between now and mid-December, but there could also be benefits, with catch-ups and a purchase becoming possible thanks to what's holding things up.
Natalie says it makes a huge difference when the workplace is supportive - they have flexible hours and regular catch-ups.