Definitions of catch:
  • noun:   the act of catching an object with the hands
    Example: "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
  • noun:   a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
    Example: "He played catch with his son in the backyard"
  • noun:   a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
  • noun:   a restraint that checks the motion of something
  • noun:   a hidden drawback
    Example: "It sounds good but what's the catch?"
  • noun:   a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
  • noun:   anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
    Example: "He shared his catch with the others"
  • noun:   a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  • noun:   the quantity that was caught
    Example: "The catch was only 10 fish"
  • noun:   the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  • verb:   suffer from the receipt of
    Example: "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
  • verb:   perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
    Example: "Ears open to catch every sound"
  • verb:   hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
  • verb:   perceive by hearing
    Example: "I didn't catch your name"
  • verb:   get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
    Example: "Catch some sleep"
  • verb:   check oneself during an action
    Example: "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
  • verb:   start burning
  • verb:   delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
  • verb:   be struck or affected by
    Example: "Catch fire"
  • verb:   grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of
    Example: "Did you catch that allusion?"
  • verb:   discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
  • verb:   become aware of
  • verb:   contract
    Example: "Did you catch a cold?"
  • verb:   be the catcher
    Example: "Who is catching?"
  • verb:   cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
  • verb:   spread or be communicated
    Example: "The fashion did not catch"
  • verb:   take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
    Example: "Catch the ball!"
  • verb:   take in and retain
    Example: "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
  • verb:   attract and fix
    Example: "Catch the attention of the waiter"
  • verb:   apprehend and reproduce accurately
  • verb:   reach in time
    Example: "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
  • verb:   detect a blunder or misstep
  • verb:   catch up with and possibly overtake
  • verb:   succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
    Example: "Did you catch the thief?"
  • verb:   to hook or entangle
  • verb:   reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
  • verb:   capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
  • verb:   see or watch
    Example: "Catch a show on Broadway"
  • verb:   attract; cause to be enamored

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