catch up in

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

catch someone up in something

[for excitement or interest] to extend to and engross someone. The fireworks caught everyone up in the excitement. The accident caught us all up in the resultant confusion.
See also: catch, up

catch something up in something

to ensnare and capture something in something. We caught a large number of fish up in the net. We caught up many fish in the net.
See also: catch, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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