Fred and Betty: Is this the End?
Episode 5: Busted!
Betty: I caught you out myself Fred! I saw you with that other girl!
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Meaning: if you catch somebody out, you find evidence to show that they have secretly been doing something wrong or bad.
Grammar: This phrasal verb must have an object. The object can go between the verb and particle, or after the particle. If you want to use a pronoun, it must go between the verb and particle.
I caught my son out - RIGHT
I caught him out - RIGHT
I caught out my son - RIGHT
I caught out him - WRONG
Example sentence: George had successfully cheated in quite a few exams, but the examiner finally caught him out when some notes fell out of his sleeve and onto the floor.
Synonyms: discover, expose, reveal, uncover, find out, bust