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caught up

caught up

Date: Jun 13 2013


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Got caught up in the moment, thank goodness she is okay.”
- singer Miguel on accidentally kicking a fan in the face (Us Weekly)

— 歌星米格尔 (Miguel) 在谈到不小心撞到一位歌迷的脸上时说


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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absorbed, involved

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Have you ever gotten so involved in what you’re doing that you just forget about time? When you’re doing something that you love, sometimes you can just go into your own world. You might be so deeply involved in what you’re doing that you don’t notice the phone ring, or that your spouse is calling you to dinner, or that it’s suddenly 3 in the morning. You’re caught up in the moment.

Being “caught” is really what it feels like to be so absorbed. It’s as if the moment is a net that protects only you and what you’re doing. You’re caught or trapped in it, and it takes something major to pull you out and bring you back to reality.

Singer Miguel was so caught up in his performance that he became very enthusiastic. He became so enthusiastic, in fact, that he accidentally kicked a fan in the face! While it can feel good to be caught up in the moment when you’re performing, he probably didn’t feel very good when he realized that he’d kicked the girl.

What’s an activity that you do that allows you to get caught up in the moment? Have you ever done something dangerous when you’re distracted?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I got caught up doing homework and forgot to call you.”

“I got caught up in the movie and forgot about my appointment.”

“I can’t even talk to him, he’s so caught up in his own problems.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Nijar got involved into something
by Nijar
rbair30 It means having become involved involuntarily.
by rbair30
Olivine stuck in the moment
by Olivine
Talia Do That means involved.
by Talia Do

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Syrian Arab Republic

yes when i listen to music

and studying english on ebaby

12:43 PM Jun 14 2013 |




Sometimes I get so caught up in my work that i forget  to pay my utilities bills . 

 To those who hasn´t    cancelled  the bills on time ,the  power and gas company  applies an   extra charge for late payment. 

09:41 PM Jun 13 2013 |




Man, who will get you out?:)

Days ago I got caught up in my exams, I do really love my study, step by step to forward, whatever the stress you know you try to do it perfect as you can to get the position you look forward and keep it as long as you wish!!

On the other hand now I get caught up in my vacation, Oo it’s completely different feeling. What I wanted to stable here that to be caught up depends on;  joyful, stressful, sadness or whichever feeling you be caught up in. Who loves be caught up joyful forever? Hands up:)  

08:04 PM Jun 13 2013 |



Dominican Republic

It’s when you’re doing something that’s so exciting for you and in that moment you don’t think of anything else, is like, you are INTO IT.

05:17 PM Jun 13 2013 |




There is one thing that can caught me up the most-it,s reading.I get involved into it and can,t stop.It blows me away from reality and I follow all adventures together with heroes…it,s so exciting!

02:11 PM Jun 13 2013 |

Ya Nina


Actually, I can’t recall such activity, which would make me forget about everything and make me as absent-minded that I could notice important things outside. I can say that only sound sleep can caught me up so strong that I can’t hear the phone ring or the door bell.

What about something dangerous when I’m distracted then I think that it almost always very serious. For example, driving when you are upset is a really dangerous activity. Or let’s imagine how dangerous to cross the road when you are distracted. So I find that when you are really upset or caught up something you have to be a really careful. It can save a life to you or others. 

12:14 PM Jun 13 2013 |




I get caught up surfing the net

11:20 AM Jun 13 2013 |




Usually when I’m studying, reading or watching a good program, or even in a good talk.

10:46 AM Jun 13 2013 |




“involved in”, or “involved with”

07:37 AM Jun 13 2013 |


NuriaRuizSuper Member!


When I’m swimming I got coaught up thinking in other things and I forget  of the meters that I’ve done.

06:12 AM Jun 13 2013 |



Saudi Arabia

when you caught up in something then you may feel like being compeletly in different world.

12:35 AM Jun 13 2013 |

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