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catch

catch

 
 
pronunciation:
kaech
phrases:
catch up
part of speech: verb
inflections: catches, catching, caught
definition 1: to take hold of something that is moving.
My sister caught the ball.The dog caught the rabbit.
synonyms:
grab
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
clutch, get, grasp, grip, hold, seize, take
definition 2: to discover and surprise.
The teacher caught him cheating on the test.
synonyms:
surprise
similar words:
detect, expose, find
definition 3: to step inside a bus, train, or airplane in time to ride.
We caught the last bus.
synonyms:
board
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
get, take
definition 4: to become sick with an illness that goes from one person to another.
I caught the flu from my son.
synonyms:
get
similar words:
strike
phrase: catch up