- catch as a noun:
- 10 as a verb:
A drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident:
— It sounds good but what's the catch?.
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The quantity that was caught:
— The catch was only 10 fish.
A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.
Anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching).
Dutch: opvangen, struikelblok, valstrik, vangst
A break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion).
A restraint that checks the motion of something.
A fastener that fastens or locks a door or window.
A cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth.
The act of catching an object with the hands:
— Mays made the catch with his back to the plate.
Dutch: graai, greep
The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).
Dutch: aanhouding, arrest, arrestatie, grijpen, stilstand, vastgrijpen
Polish: aresztowanie, zatrzymanie
Discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state.
Dutch: attraperen, betrappen, snappen, snorren
Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily:
— Ears open to catch every sound.
— Catch a glimpse.
synonym: pick up.
Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.
Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of:
— Catch the ball!.
Dutch: grijpen, vangen
Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase:
— Did you catch the thief?.
To hook or entangle.
Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.
Reach in time.
Get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly.
Be struck or affected by.
Check oneself during an action.
Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers.
Dutch: afluisteren, luistervinken
Cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled.
Detect a blunder or misstep.
synonym: trip up.
Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of:
— Did you catch that allusion?.
— Don't catch your meaning.
Perceive by hearing:
— I didn't catch your name.
Suffer from the receipt of:
— She will catch hell for this behavior!.
Attract; cause to be enamored.
Dutch: boeien, bekoren, vangen
Apprehend and reproduce accurately.
Take in and retain.
Spread or be communicated.
Be the catcher.
Become aware of.
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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