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    Catch Up Time

    I have a question about the usage of the phrase "catch up" here:

    Captain Patrick S. apologises to passengers for a 26-minute delay in take-off and says they will try to catch up the time during the flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, Sunday's Bild said.
    Is "catch up the time" standard English? I cannot find a good dictionary definition that fits this usage.

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    Re: Catch Up Time

    Yes. It means 'make up time' following a late take-off.

    The definition of catch up is the actions completed to get back on schedule.
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    Re: Catch Up Time

    Would "catch up on the time" be better?

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    Re: Catch Up Time

    No.

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    Re: Catch Up Time

    @MikeNewYork

    Is there a good dictionary definition that fits this?

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