More definitions of "catch":
- (verb): Spread or be communicated.
Example: "The fashion did not catch"
- (verb): Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.
- (verb): Become aware of.
Example: "He caught her staring out the window"
- (verb): Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.
Example: "Did you catch the thief?"
Synonyms: get, capture
- (verb): Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily.
Example: "Ears open to catch every sound"; "Catch a glimpse"
Synonyms: pick up
- (verb): Perceive by hearing.
Example: "I didn't catch your name"
- (verb): Delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned.
Example: "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"
- (verb): To hook or entangle.
- (verb): Reach in time.
Example: "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
- (verb): Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of.
Example: "Catch the ball!"
Synonyms: grab, take hold of
- (noun): A hidden drawback.
Example: "It sounds good but what's the catch?"
- (noun): The quantity that was caught.
Example: "The catch was only 10 fish"
- (noun): A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.
- (verb): Get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly.
Example: "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"
- (noun): The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).
Synonyms: apprehension, arrest, collar, pinch, taking into custody
- (verb): Start burning.
Example: "The fire caught"
- (verb): Contract.
Example: "Did you catch a cold?"
- (verb): Detect a blunder or misstep.
Synonyms: trip up
- (verb): Attract; cause to be enamored.
Synonyms: capture, enamour, trance, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
- (verb): Discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state.
Example: "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting"
- (verb): Be struck or affected by.
Example: "Catch fire"; "catch the mood"
- (noun): A fastener that fastens or locks a door or window.
- (verb): Be the catcher.
Example: "Who is catching?"
- (noun): The act of catching an object with the hands.
Example: "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
Synonyms: grab, snatch, snap
- (verb): Check oneself during an action.
Example: "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
- (noun): A restraint that checks the motion of something.
- (verb): Cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled.
Example: "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"
- (verb): Suffer from the receipt of.
Example: "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
- (verb): Take in and retain.
Example: "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
- (verb): Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.
- (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"
- (verb): Apprehend and reproduce accurately.
- (verb): Grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of.
Example: "Did you catch that allusion?"; "don't catch your meaning"
Famous quotes containing the word catch:
“There isnt any universal reason;
And no one but a man would think there was.
You dont catch women trying to be Plato.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Es invisible, thats whats the matter with him. If he gets the rest o them clothes off well never catch him in a thousand years.”
—R.C. Sherriff (18961975)
“A garden is like those pernicious machineries we read of, every month, in the newspapers, which catch a mans coat-skirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg, and his whole body to irresistible destruction.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)