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    catch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word catch

    Definition
    (noun) a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    Synonyms : gimmick
    Example Sentence
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
    Definition
    (noun) the quantity that was caught
    Synonyms : haul
    Example Sentence
    • the catch was only 10 fish
    Definition
    (noun) a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
    Synonyms : match
    Definition
    (noun) anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
    Example Sentence
    • he shared his catch with the others
    Definition
    (noun) a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion) Definition
    (noun) a restraint that checks the motion of something
    Synonyms : stop
    Example Sentence
    • he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
    Definition
    (noun) a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window Definition
    (noun) a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
    Example Sentence
    • he played catch with his son in the backyard
    Definition
    (noun) the act of catching an object with the hands
    Synonyms : grab , snap , snatch
    Example Sentence
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
    Definition
    (noun) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    Example Sentence
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
    Definition
    (verb) discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
    Example Sentence
    • She caught her son eating candy
    • She was caught shoplifting
    Definition
    (verb) perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
    Synonyms : pick up
    Example Sentence
    • I caught the aroma of coffee
    • He caught the allusion in her glance
    • ears open to catch every sound
    • The dog picked up the scent
    • Catch a glimpse
    Definition
    (verb) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
    Synonyms : get
    Example Sentence
    • the rock caught her in the back of the head
    • The blow got him in the back
    • The punch caught him in the stomach
    Definition
    (verb) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
    Synonyms : grab , take hold of
    Example Sentence
    • Catch the ball!
    • Grab the elevator door!
    Definition
    (verb) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
    Synonyms : capture , get
    Example Sentence
    • We finally got the suspect
    • Did you catch the thief?
    Definition
    (verb) to hook or entangle
    Synonyms : hitch
    Example Sentence
    • One foot caught in the stirrup
    Definition
    (verb) attract and fix
    Synonyms : arrest , get
    Example Sentence
    • His look caught her
    • She caught his eye
    • Catch the attention of the waiter
    Definition
    (verb) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
    Synonyms : capture
    Example Sentence
    • I caught a rabbit in the trap today
    Definition
    (verb) reach in time
    Example Sentence
    • I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock
    Definition
    (verb) get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
    Example Sentence
    • Catch some sleep
    • catch one's breath
    Definition
    (verb) catch up with and possibly overtake
    Synonyms : catch up with , overtake
    Example Sentence
    • The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp
    Definition
    (verb) be struck or affected by
    Example Sentence
    • catch fire
    • catch the mood
    Definition
    (verb) check oneself during an action
    Example Sentence
    • She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind
    Definition
    (verb) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
    Synonyms : overhear , take in
    Example Sentence
    • We overheard the conversation at the next table
    Definition
    (verb) see or watch
    Synonyms : see , take in , view , watch
    Example Sentence
    • view a show on television
    • This program will be seen all over the world
    • view an exhibition
    • Catch a show on Broadway
    • see a movie
    Definition
    (verb) cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
    Example Sentence
    • I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles
    Definition
    (verb) detect a blunder or misstep
    Synonyms : trip up
    Example Sentence
    • The reporter tripped up the senator
    Definition
    (verb) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
    Synonyms : get
    Example Sentence
    • did you catch that allusion?
    • We caught something of his theory in the lecture
    • don't catch your meaning
    • did you get it?
    • She didn't get the joke
    • I just don't get him
    Definition
    (verb) contract
    Example Sentence
    • did you catch a cold?
    Definition
    (verb) start burning
    Example Sentence
    • The fire caught
    Definition
    (verb) perceive by hearing
    Synonyms : get
    Example Sentence
    • I didn't catch your name
    • She didn't get his name when they met the first time
    Definition
    (verb) suffer from the receipt of
    Synonyms : get
    Example Sentence
    • She will catch hell for this behavior!
    Definition
    (verb) attract; cause to be enamored
    Example Sentence
    • She captured all the men's hearts
    Definition
    (verb) apprehend and reproduce accurately
    Synonyms : get
    Example Sentence
    • She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings
    • She got the mood just right in her photographs
    Definition
    (verb) take in and retain
    Example Sentence
    • We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater
    Definition
    (verb) spread or be communicated
    Example Sentence
    • The fashion did not catch
    Definition
    (verb) be the catcher
    Example Sentence
    • Who is catching?
    Definition
    (verb) become aware of
    Example Sentence
    • he caught her staring out the window
    Definition
    (verb) delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
    Example Sentence
    • I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting
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