Catch - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
- a restraint that checks the motion of something (syn: stop)
- a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
- a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
- perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily (syn: pick up)
- take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of (syn: grab)
- succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase (syn: capture, get)
- attract and fix (syn: arrest, get)
- capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping (syn: capture)
- reach in time
- be struck or affected by
catch the mood
- see or watch (syn: see, take in, view, watch)
- cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
- detect a blunder or misstep
- grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of (syn: get)
don't catch your meaning
- perceive by hearing (syn: get)
- apprehend and reproduce accurately (syn: get)
- take in and retain
- delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
Catch the ball and throw it to first base.
She caught the ball with one hand.
I dropped the book but managed to catch it before it hit the ground.
I'll throw you the keys. Ready? Catch!
He caught hold of her wrist.
The police are working hard to catch the criminals and put them in jail.
I once caught 10 fish in a single day.
In the summer, we would catch fireflies and put them in jars.
I caught her just as she was leaving for work.
The shortstop made a tough catch.
She used to play catch with her dad.
Let's play a game of catch.
A catch of about 20 fish
The rain caught us just as we had reached the shoulder of the hill.
She caught him a sounding box on the ear.
catch up — reach the point where one should be after a delay
present participle: catching
past tense: caught
past participle: caught
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