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catch (n):
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
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the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
Related Words: apprehensionarrestcollar
catch (n):
a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
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he played catch with his son in the backyard
catch (n):
the act of catching an object with the hands
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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

Related Words: grabsnapsnatch
catch (n):
a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
catch (n):
a restraint that checks the motion of something
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he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
Related Word: stop
catch (n):
a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
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it sounds good but what's the catch?
catch (n):
a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
catch (n):
anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
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he shared his catch with the others
catch (n):
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
Related Words: match
catch (n):
the quantity that was caught
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the catch was only 10 fish
catch (v):
to hook or entangle
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One foot caught in the stirrup
Related Words: hitch
catch (v):
cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
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I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles
catch (v):
contract
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did you catch a cold?
catch (v):
spread or be communicated
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The fashion did not catch
catch (v):
reach in time
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I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock
catch (v):
delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
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I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting
catch (v):
be struck or affected by
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catch fire.
catch the mood
catch (v):
grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
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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
catch (v):
detect a blunder or misstep
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The reporter tripped up the senator
Related Word: trip up
catch (v):
discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
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She caught her son eating candy.
She was caught shoplifting
catch (v):
become aware of
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he caught her staring out the window
catch (v):
be the catcher
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Who is catching?
catch (v):
catch up with and possibly overtake
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The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp
Related Word: overtake
catch (v):
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
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We finally got the suspect.
Did you catch the thief?

Related Words: capture
catch (v):
capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
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I caught a rabbit in the trap today
Related Words: capture
catch (v):
take in and retain
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We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater
catch (v):
reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
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the rock caught her in the back of the head.
The blow got him in the back.
The punch caught him in the stomach
catch (v):
take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
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Catch the ball!
Grab the elevator door!

Related Words: grab
catch (v):
attract and fix
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His look caught her.
She caught his eye.
Catch the attention of the waiter
catch (v):
apprehend and reproduce accurately
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She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings.
She got the mood just right in her photographs
catch (v):
attract; cause to be enamored
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She captured all the men's hearts
Related Words: beguilebewitchcaptivatecharmenchantentrancefascinatetrance
catch (v):
suffer from the receipt of
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She will catch hell for this behavior!
catch (v):
perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
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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
catch (v):
see or watch
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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

Related Words: seeviewwatch
catch (v):
hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
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We overheard the conversation at the next table
catch (v):
perceive by hearing
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I didn't catch your name.
She didn't get his name when they met the first time
catch (v):
get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
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Catch some sleep.
catch one's breath
catch (v):
check oneself during an action
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She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind
catch (v):
start burning
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The fire caught
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Sometimes you cannot get what you want by being careful and polite


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