catch

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[Catch]

When you catch something, you grasp it or seize it in your hands, the way you catch a basketball when your friend throws it to you.

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To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.

Noun
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

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

Noun
a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard"

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a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

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a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

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a hidden drawback; "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); "he shared his catch with the others"

Noun
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

Noun
the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"

Verb
contract; "did you catch a cold?"

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delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"

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be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"

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grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding 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"

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detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"

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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"

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become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window"

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be the catcher; "Who is catching?"

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catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

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succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"

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to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"

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cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"

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spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch"

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reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach"

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take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"

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capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"

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take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

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attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"

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apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"

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attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men''s hearts"

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reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o''clock"

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suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"

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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"

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see or watch; "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"

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hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

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perceive by hearing; "I didn''t catch your name"; "She didn''t get his name when they met the first time"

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get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one''s breath"

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check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

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start burning; "The fire caught"


v. t.
To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.

v. t.
To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief.

v. t.
To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish.

v. t.
Hence: To insnare; to entangle.

v. t.
To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody.

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To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building.

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To engage and attach; to please; to charm.

v. t.
To get possession of; to attain.

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To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught fire.

v. t.
To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing.

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To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.

v. i.
To attain possession.

v. i.
To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open.

v. i.
To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch.

v. i.
To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.

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Act of seizing; a grasp.

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That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate.

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The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch.

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That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish.

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Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony.

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Passing opportunities seized; snatches.

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A slight remembrance; a trace.

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A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words.


Catch

Catch , v. t. [imp. & p. p. CaughtCatched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Catching. Catched is rarely used.] [OE. cacchen, OF. cachier, dialectic form of chacier to hunt, F. chasser, fr. (assumend) LL. captiare, for L. capture, V. intens. of capere to take, catch. See Capacious, and cf. Chase, Case a box.] 1. To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball. 2. To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief. "They pursued . . . and caught him." Judg. i. 6. 3. To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish. 4. Hence: To insnare; to entangle. "To catch him in his words". Mark xii. 13. 5. To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody. "Fiery thoughts . . . whereof I catch the issue." Tennyson. 6. To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building. 7. To engage and attach; to please; to charm.
The soothing arts that catch the fair.
8. To get possession of; to attain.
Torment myself to catch the English throne.
9. To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught fire. 10. To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing. 11. To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train. To catch fire, to become inflamed or ignited. -- to catch it to get a scolding or beating; to suffer punishment. [Colloq.] -- To catch one's eye, to interrupt captiously while speaking. [Colloq.] "You catch me up so very short." Dickens. -- To catch up, to snatch; to take up suddenly.

Catch

Catch , v. i. 1. To attain possession. [Obs.]
Have is have, however men do catch.
2. To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open. 3. To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch. 4. To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.
Does the sedition catch from man to man?
To catch at, to attempt to seize; to be egger to get or use. "[To] catch at all opportunities of subverting the state." Addison. -- To catch up with, to come up with; to overtake.

Catch

Catch, n. 1. Act of seizing; a grasp. Sir P. Sidney. 2. That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate. 3. The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch. [Archaic] Addison.
The common and the canon law . . . lie at catch, and wait advantages one againt another.
4. That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish.
Hector shall have a great catch if he knock out either of your brains.
5. Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony. [Colloq.] Marryat. 6. pl. Passing opportunities seized; snatches.
It has been writ by catches with many intervals.
7. A slight remembrance; a trace.
We retain a catch of those pretty stories.
8. (Mus.) A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words.

To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.

To attain possession.

Act of seizing; a grasp.

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Usage Examples

Artistic qualities that once seemed undeniable don't seem so now. Sometimes these fluctuations are only fickleness of taste, momentary glitches in an artist's work, or an artist getting ahead of his audience (it took me ten years to catch up to Albert Oehlen). Other times, however, these problems mean there's something wrong with the art.

A complainer is like a Death Eater because there's a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.

A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

I became a larger than life figure for one reason only. When you're quoted in the 'Wall Street Journal,' the 'New York Times,' constantly as the expert in the business people assume you're a lot bigger than you are. And then I had to run like hell to catch up with my own image.

Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball of the season. And a scrubby schoolboy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm.

Hollywood has always been a cage... a cage to catch our dreams.

I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Conservatism is about empowering people to catch up, to give them the tools at their disposable that make it possible for them to access all the hope, all the promise, all the opportunity that America offers. And our programs to help them should reflect that.

I hope people don't compare 2D and 3D because 3D's new, it's unfair to compare to 2D which is really sophisticated, even when we're jaded about it. 3D just began, give it a chance, let the equipment and projection system catch up and be better, let the price go down, let more filmmakers get a hold of it more easily.

I love the Beatles. I haven't named any kids after them but I still really love them. They were the first group that I was ever properly aware of. In my early teens I would sometimes stay in and listen to the radio all day in the hope that I would catch a song by them that I'd never heard before and be able to tape it on my radio-cassette player.

Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.

I spend as much time with my kids as any mom who stays home. I only work during the hours they're at school, but there is always the sense of trying to catch up with all their stuff and not only organize my work life but also their school lives.

I was lucky because on the morning after the burning of the Reichstag I left my home very early to catch a train to Berlin for the conference of our student organization and that is the only reason why I escaped arrest.

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.

I love to take risks, I love to travel, and I'm very outdoor-sy, so any girl who can pick up a football and throw a spiral will definitely catch my attention.

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