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catch basin a receptacle at the entry to a sewer designed to trap any matter that might block drainage.
catch fire to start to burn.
catch phrase a phrase that gains wide public currency, esp. by being frequently repeated.
catch someone's eye to get the attention of.
catch up to reach or come up to from behind and next to (usually followed by "to" or "with"). [2 definitions]
Catch-22 a situation in which one is trapped between two logically contradictory rules or regulations that make successful action impossible.
catch-up any attempt to overtake one who is ahead, as in a game.
fair catch in football, a catch of a punt whereby the receiver, in order not to be tackled, signals that no attempt will be made to advance with the ball.