caught 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

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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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