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Catch Definition

(verb)

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reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

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(verb)

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perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily


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ears open to catch every sound

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(verb)

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perceive by hearing


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I didn't catch your name

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(noun)

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the act of catching an object with the hands


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Mays made the catch with his back to the plate

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(noun)

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a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident


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it sounds good but what's the catch?

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(verb)

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suffer from the receipt of


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She will catch hell for this behavior!

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(verb)

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see or watch

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(verb)

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take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

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(verb)

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hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

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(verb)

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succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase


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Did you catch the thief?

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(verb)

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to hook or entangle

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(verb)

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apprehend and reproduce accurately

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(noun)

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the quantity that was caught


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the catch was only 10 fish

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(noun)

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a restraint that checks the motion of something

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(verb)

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attract and fix

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(verb)

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capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

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(verb)

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detect a blunder or misstep

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(noun)

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the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

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(noun)

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a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

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(verb)

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attract; cause to be enamored

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(verb)

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catch up with and possibly overtake

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(verb)

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grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of


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did you catch that allusion?

don't catch your meaning

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(noun)

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a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

(noun)

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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

(noun)

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a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

(noun)

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anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)


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he shared his catch with the others

(verb)

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become aware of

(verb)

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be struck or affected by


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catch fire

catch the mood

(verb)

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be the catcher


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Who is catching?

(verb)

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cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled

(verb)

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check oneself during an action


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She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind

(verb)

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contract


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did you catch a cold?

(verb)

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delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned

(verb)

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discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state

(verb)

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get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly


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catch one's breath

(verb)

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reach in time


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I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock

(verb)

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spread or be communicated


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The fashion did not catch

(verb)

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start burning

(verb)

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take in and retain


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We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater