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.
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.
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.