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She had caught up the letter and as her father sat there, she handed it to him.

Yates caught up a handful of sand, and flung it lightly against the pane.

She took one look, caught up the suitcase and raced down the stairs.

He had been caught up and transported from the theatre to the very streets of Verona.

When he danced, he was like a whirlwind that had caught up the contents of an old-clothes-shop.

But at last, caught up in its intensity, she gave him back his kisses.

Caradoc caught up a speaking trumpet and held it to his friend's ear.

I left my papers, caught up my hat, and went out of the room and the house.

In the street outside Delaherche had caught up with Henriette.

"A moment more and we shall have caught up the 249," said Brocq to himself.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "device to hold a latch of a door," also "a trap;" also "a fishing vessel," from catch (v.). Meaning "action of catching" attested from 1570s. Meaning "that which is caught or worth catching" (later especially of spouses) is from 1590s. Sense of "hidden cost, qualification, etc." is slang first recorded 1855 in P.T. Barnum.

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