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catch

 
Noun catch has 10 senses
  1. catch - a hidden drawback; "it sounds good but what's the catch?"
    --1 is a kind of
    drawback
  2. catch, haul - the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
    --2 is a kind of indefinite quantity
    Derived form: verb catch8
  3. catch, match - a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
    --3 is a kind of adult, grownup
    Derived form: verb catch23
  4. catch - anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others"
    --4 is a kind of
    object, physical object
  5. catch - a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
    --5 is a kind of
    manner of speaking, speech, delivery
  6. catch, stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
    --6 is a kind of restraint, constraint
    --6 has particulars:
     doorstop, doorstopper; pawl, detent, click, dog; tripper, trip
  7. catch - a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
    --7 is a kind of
    fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --7 has particulars: hasp; hood latch; hook; latch
    Derived form: verb catch6
  8. catch - a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard"
    --8 is a kind of
    game
  9. catch, grab, snatch, snap - 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"
    --9 is a kind of touch, touching
    --9 has particulars:
     fair catch; interception; reception; rebound; shoestring catch; mesh, meshing, interlock, interlocking
    Derived form: verb catch4
  10. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody - the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
    --10 is a kind of capture, gaining control, seizure
    Derived form: verb catch5
Verb catch has 29 senses
  1. catch - 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"
    --1 is one way to
    surprise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. catch, pick up - 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"
    --2 is one way to perceive, comprehend
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. get, catch - 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"
    --3 is one way to hit
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. catch, grab, take hold of - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
    --4 is one way to seize, prehend, clutch
    Derived forms: noun catch9, noun catcher1, noun catcher2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. get, catch, capture - succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
    --5 is one way to seize, prehend, clutch
    Derived form: noun catch10
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. hitch, catch - to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"
    --6 is one way to attach
    Derived form: noun catch7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  7. catch, arrest, get - attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
    --7 is one way to attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  8. capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"
    --8 is one way to get, acquire
    Derived form: noun catch2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. catch - reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
    --9 is one way to
    board, get on
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. catch - get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"
    --10 is one way to
    get, acquire
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. overtake, catch, catch up with - catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  12. catch - be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"
    --12 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  13. catch - check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
    --13 is one way to
    control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  14. catch, take in, overhear - hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
    --14 is one way to hear
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
  15. watch, view, see, catch, take in - 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"
    --15 is one way to watch
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue catch the movie
  16. catch - cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  17. trip up, catch - detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"
    --17 is one way to learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  18. catch, get - 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"
    --18 is one way to understand
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  19. catch - contract; "did you catch a cold?"
    --19 is one way to
    contract, take, get
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. catch - start burning; "The fire caught"
    --20 is one way to
    erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  21. catch, get - perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
    --21 is one way to hear
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  22. catch, get - suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
    --22 is one way to hurt, ache, suffer
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  23. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
    --23 is one way to attract, appeal
    Derived form: noun catch3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  24. catch, get - apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
    --24 is one way to reproduce
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  25. catch - take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
    --25 is one way to
    roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard
    Derived form: noun catchment1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  26. catch - spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch"
    --26 is one way to
    spread, propagate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  27. catch - be the catcher; "Who is catching?"
    --27 is one way to
    play
    Derived form: noun catcher1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  28. catch - become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window"
    --28 is one way to
    witness, find, see
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  29. catch - delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"
    --29 is one way to
    delay, detain, hold up
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
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