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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Finally, I caught the Sun in the scope's sight and then quickly peered into the 20-millimeter eyepiece to see a brightening at the top of the field.
They also said that the white background of the 2.44 x 0.61 metre sign caught the sun and dazzled them.
NOW that the whole continent appears to have caught the sun bug, it might be a good time to catch a last minute holiday bargain so that you can top up your Irish tan.
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. It almost went completely wrong: Gabcik's gun jammed, and Kubis's bomb left Heydrich badly wounded, but likely to survive.
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.
"I had the aches and pains and then my husband commented that I seemed to have really caught the sun," she said.