caught up in

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catch up in (something)

To enthrall or mire in something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "catch" and "up." I never thought I'd get caught up in a soap opera, but this one is just so good! My siblings are constantly fighting and always manage to catch me up in their drama.
See also: catch, up

caught up in (something)

Enthralled by or mired in something. I never thought I'd get caught up in a soap opera, but this one is just so good! My siblings are constantly fighting, and no matter how I try to avoid it, I always get caught up in their drama.
See also: caught, up

caught up in something

 and caught up with something
deeply involved with something; participating actively or closely in something. Wallace is caught up in his work and has little time for his son, Buxton.
See also: caught, up
References in classic literature ?
Thus Demetrios Contos ran away from us, and we did no more than try our best to overtake him; and, in turn, if our boat proved faster than his, or was sailed better, he would, we knew, make no resistance when we caught up with him.
West, but the Angels say it's too early in the season to get caught up with who they're playing.
ON THE OCCASION, NOVELIST AND POET BRAD GOOCH RECALLS A FIGURE WE HAVE FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH.
Mentally, we're right back where we were ten years ago, only now we've caught up with the disillusionment we once donned as the dernier cri of adolescent chic.