catch the sun

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catch the sun

To get sunburned. I caught the sun at the beach last weekend, and now my back hurts so much that I have to sleep on my side! I made sure to pack you some extra sunscreen so that you don't catch the sun on your trip.
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catch the sun

1 be in a sunny position. 2 become tanned or sunburnt. British
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catch the ˈsun

become red or brown because of spending time in the sun: Look at the colour of you! You really caught the sun, didn’t you?
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