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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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Then I caught the Sun again; the chromosphere was still very pronounced, together with a few small, delicate prominences jutting behind the lunar limb.
Each time he moved, Elsa caught sight of a line of scarlet flesh above the collar of his shirt where he'd caught the sun.
SYMPTOMS You've caught the sun, your skin is red and sore in places and it's beginning to peel in the reddest parts.
The signal between them was to be a flash of light from a mirror, which gives the title to John Martin's book about Operation Anthropoid, The Mirror Caught the Sun.
FACE Faces need extra special care, especially after they have caught the sun, so make sure you pick products that have been specially created for them.
FLY WITH ME This picture of a pair of birds was sent in by Neil Weatherston of Newcastle, Co Dublin NOT TO BE MIST Claire Korley of Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, captured this scene of a misty evening BLOW YOUR TOP Anisa Moynihan of Croom, Co Limerick, was on holidays in Bali when she saw this active volcano GOOD LOOK Krzysztof Krewko of Baldoyle, Dublin, sent in this shot of Ireland's Eye GOING NUTS Stephen Pickersgill from Virginia, Co Cavan, captured this visitor to Botanic Gardens in Dublin SEEING RED This unique take on a sunset was sent in by 14-year-old Molly Maynard from Swinford, Co Mayo LIGHTEN UP Paul Furey from Dublin caught the sun peering through a gap SURF'S UP Conor Daly from Co Donegal took this snap of a surfer getting ready to hit the waves