catch

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  • They would likely have been killed if caught near the train tracks.
  • However he was caught red-handed by the public and brought before trial.
  • A few others followed, but failed to catch the attention of the public.
  • After being discovered, they try to run away but are caught.
  • He has been caught red-handed from the murder of his wife. Cited from A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.), by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  • Eventually he caught it, and told the boy to cook it for him.
  • He caught her up and they walked side by side.
  • I thought then that if it were to catch on, it would become the game.
  • The character, however, did not catch on and was dropped after the film.
  • The centre pass must be caught or touched in the centre third.
  • We all catch lines with each other 'cause you in the studio.
  • It didn't catch on, probably because version control software does this better.
  • It is the major catch-all party of the centre-right in German politics.
  • But because they were constantly breaking down you would be playing catch up.
  • In another version, when players are caught they help the "it" seek out others.
  • However, he is caught and sent back to prison.
  • However, the French seem to have been caught off guard by the English advance.
  • To all the world, and most of all to her, I was caught red-handed. Cited from Back to God's Country, By James Oliver Curwood
  • Their high speed made it difficult for U boats to catch them.
  • He might make favor for himself with the Government if he had them caught red-handed. Cited from The Path of the King, by John Buchan
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Meaning of catch

  • noun A drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun The quantity that was caught
    the catch was only 10 fish
  • noun A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  • noun Anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
    he shared his catch with the others
  • noun A break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
  • noun A restraint that checks the motion of something
    he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
  • noun A fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
  • noun A cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
    he played catch with his son in the backyard
  • noun The act of catching an object with the hands
    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
  • verb Discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
    She caught her son eating candy, She was caught shoplifting
  • verb Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
    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
  • verb Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
    Catch the ball!, Grab the elevator door!
  • verb Attract and fix
    His look caught her, She caught his eye, Catch the attention of the waiter
  • verb Reach in time
    I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock
  • verb Get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
    Catch some sleep, catch one's breath
  • verb Be struck or affected by
    catch fire, catch the mood
  • verb Check oneself during an action
    She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind
  • verb Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
    We overheard the conversation at the next table
  • verb Cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
    I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles
  • verb Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
    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
  • verb Contract
    did you catch a cold?
  • verb Start burning
    The fire caught
  • verb Perceive by hearing
    I didn't catch your name, She didn't get his name when they met the first time
  • verb Suffer from the receipt of
    She will catch hell for this behavior!
  • verb Apprehend and reproduce accurately
    She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings, She got the mood just right in her photographs
  • verb Take in and retain
    We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater
  • verb Spread or be communicated
    The fashion did not catch
  • verb Be the catcher
    Who is catching?
  • verb Become aware of
    he caught her staring out the window
  • verb Delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
    I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting