Like two old girlfriends catching up, they ignored onlookers, hugged and laughed.
(By Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post)
The relatively modest Chinese investments in Xi Jinping’s signature foreign-policy initiative contrast with soaring official rhetoric, suggesting that economic realities are catching up with Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” plan.
A woman stabbed another woman in the neck at Art Basel in Miami, but some onlookers wondered if it was part of the show.
Won't you please stop making such a private spectacle of yourself.
Getting Your Kicks on Television
By SETH SCHIESEL
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has emerged from almost complete disrepute to become perhaps the fastest-growing spectator sport in America.
catch up with
- 1Succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one.‘you go with Stasia and Katie, and I'll catch up with you’
- 2Talk to (someone) whom one has not seen for some time in order to find out what they have been doing.‘it's a chance to catch up with old friends’
- 3Begin to have a damaging effect on.‘the physical exertions began to catch up with Sue’
An observer of an event.
[Latin spectātor, from spectāre, to watch. See spectacle.]Someone who observes: beholder, bystander, looker-on, observer, onlooker, watcher. Seeawareness/unawareness, see/not see.
a person who watches an activity, especially a sports event, without taking part:
They won 4-0 in front of over 40 000 cheering spectators.
n. - 觀眾, 旁觀者, 目擊者
━━ n. 見物人; 目撃者; 傍観者.
The very reason why art is finer when it shows rather than tells is that comprehension is then immediate, not discursive. Ideally, the spectator must absorb - in order to be absorbed; and this means that the critic should shut up until he is wanted.
Clio and the doctors: psycho-history, quanto-history, & history by J. Barzun
spectator sport noun [C]
a sport which people go to watch:
Football is certainly the biggest spectator sport in Britain.
make a spectacle of yourself
to do something that makes you look stupid and attracts other people's attention:
I wasn't going to make a spectacle of myself just to give you a laugh!
to reach someone in front of you by going faster than them:
I ran after her and managed to catch up with her.
UK Go on to the shops without me, I'll catch you up.