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catch

catch

 
 
pronunciation:
kaech
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
catch up
part of speech: verb
inflections: catches, catching, caught
definition 1: to get control of (someone or something moving away); capture.
The cat tried to catch the mouse.The child let go of the balloon and no one could catch it.The police caught the men who robbed the bank.
synonyms:
capture, seize, take
similar words:
bag, corral, get, nab, nail, net, overhaul, snare, stop, trap
definition 2: to take hold of (someone or something that is falling or thrown).
I will catch you if you fall.I caught the ball in my left hand.
synonyms:
grab
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
capture, clutch, get, grasp, grip, hold, seize, snatch, take, trap
definition 3: to discover and surprise suddenly.
The park ranger caught us littering.
synonyms:
surprise
similar words:
detect, expose, find, reveal, startle, uncover
definition 4: to get aboard in time to ride.
I caught the last bus home.
synonyms:
board
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
embark, get, intercept, make, mount, overtake, take
definition 5: to become ill with.
My father caught the flu.
synonyms:
contract, get
similar words:
strike
definition 6: to get the attention of; attract.
This hat will catch his eye.
synonyms:
attract, draw
similar words:
gain, get, hold, interest, lure, take
definition 7: to become gripped, fastened, or trapped.
His coat caught in the door.
synonyms:
stick
similar words:
hitch, lodge, seize up
definition 8: to begin to burn.
They waited for the wood to catch on fire.
synonyms:
kindle
similar words:
blaze, burn, flame, light, start, take
definition 9: to play the position of catcher in baseball or softball.
similar words:
receive
phrase: catch up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of catching.
The ball was hit hard, but the fielder made the catch.
synonyms:
grasp, seizure
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
capture, grab, haul, hold, snatch
definition 2: a thing or the amount that is caught.
The lucky fisherman brought in a big catch.
synonyms:
take
similar words:
capture, haul, prey, prize
definition 3: a thing that takes hold of something and slows or stops its motion; latch.
The catch was broken and the door would not close.
synonyms:
bolt, fastener, latch
similar words:
buckle, clasp, hook, lock
definition 4: a hidden trick or flaw in something.
When someone offers you a free car, there must be a catch.
synonyms:
hitch
similar words:
gimmick, trap