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catch

noun

1 catch

A drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident:
— It sounds good but what's the catch?.

synonym: gimmick.

Roget 469: qualification, limitation, modification, coloring.    allowance, grains of allowance, consideration, extenuating circumstances; mitigation.    condition, proviso, prerequisite, contingency, ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 415: music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody etc. 413; aria, arietta; piece of music [Fr.], work, number, opus; ... show more

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more



2 catch

The quantity that was caught:
— The catch was only 10 fish.

synonym: haul.

Roget 789: taking etc. v.; reception etc. (taking in) 296; deglutition etc. (taking food) 298; appropriation, prehension, prensation; ... show more

3 catch

A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.

synonym: match.

Dutch: verovering

4 catch

Anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching).

Dutch: opvangen, struikelblok, valstrik, vangst

5 catch

A break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion).

6 catch

A restraint that checks the motion of something.

synonym: stop.

Polish: odbój

7 catch

A fastener that fastens or locks a door or window.

8 catch

A cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth.

9 catch

The act of catching an object with the hands:
— Mays made the catch with his back to the plate.

synonyms: grab, snap, snatch.

Dutch: graai, greep

10 catch

The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).

synonyms: apprehension, arrest, collar, pinch, taking into custody.

Dutch: aanhouding, arrest, arrestatie, grijpen, stilstand, vastgrijpen
Polish: aresztowanie, zatrzymanie

verb

1 catch

Discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state.

Roget 19: imitate, copy, mirror, reflect, reproduce, repeat; do like, echo, reecho, catch; transcribe; match, parallel.    ... show more

Dutch: attraperen, betrappen, snappen, snorren

2 catch

Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily:
— Ears open to catch every sound.
— Catch a glimpse.

synonym: pick up.

Roget 480a: discover, find, determine, evolve, learn etc. 539; fix upon; pick up; find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, ... show more

3 catch

Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.

synonym: get.

4 catch

Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of:
— Catch the ball!.

synonyms: grab, take hold of.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Dutch: grijpen, vangen

5 catch

Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase:
— Did you catch the thief?.

synonyms: capture, get.

6 catch

To hook or entangle.

synonym: hitch.

7 catch

Attract and fix:
— Catch the attention of the waiter.

synonyms: arrest, get.

8 catch

Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.

synonym: capture.

9 catch

Reach in time.

10 catch

Get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly.

11 catch

Catch up with and possibly overtake.

synonyms: catch up with, overtake.

Dutch: inhalen

12 catch

Be struck or affected by.

13 catch

Check oneself during an action.

14 catch

Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers.

synonyms: overhear, take in.

Roget 785: receive; take etc. 789; acquire etc. 775; admit.    take in, catch, touch; pocket; put into one's pocket, put into one's purse; ... show more

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Roget 418: hear, overhear; hark, harken; list, listen, pay attention, take heed; give an ear, lend an ear, bend an ear; catch, catch a sound, prick up one's ears; ... show more

Roget 518: be intelligible etc. adj.; speak for itself, speak volumes; tell its own tale, lie on the surface.    render intelligible etc. adj.; popularize, simplify, clear up; elucidate ... show more

Dutch: afluisteren, luistervinken

15 catch

See or watch:
— Catch a show on Broadway.

synonyms: see, take in, view, watch.

16 catch

Cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled.

17 catch

Detect a blunder or misstep.

synonym: trip up.

18 catch

Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of:
— Did you catch that allusion?.
— Don't catch your meaning.

synonym: get.

19 catch

Contract.

20 catch

Start burning.

21 catch

Perceive by hearing:
— I didn't catch your name.

synonym: get.

Dutch: opvangen

22 catch

Suffer from the receipt of:
— She will catch hell for this behavior!.

synonym: get.

23 catch

Attract; cause to be enamored.

synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance ... show more.

Dutch: bekoren, boeien, vangen

24 catch

Apprehend and reproduce accurately.

synonym: get.

25 catch

Take in and retain.

26 catch

Spread or be communicated.

27 catch

Be the catcher.

28 catch

Become aware of.

29 catch

Delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned.


Moby thesaurus: OD, abash, abduction, absorb, absorb the attention, accept, acquire, acquisition, allure, ambition, anchor, appreciate, apprehend, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, artful dodge, artifice, assimilate, astonishment ... show more.

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