Associations to the word «Catch»

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CATCH, noun. (countable) The act of seizing or capturing.
CATCH, noun. (countable) The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball.
CATCH, noun. (countable) The act of noticing, understanding or hearing.
CATCH, noun. (uncountable) The game of catching a ball.
CATCH, noun. (countable) A find, in particular a boyfriend or girlfriend or prospective spouse.
CATCH, noun. (countable) Something which is captured or caught.
CATCH, noun. (countable) A stopping mechanism, especially a clasp which stops something from opening.
CATCH, noun. (countable) A hesitation in voice, caused by strong emotion.
CATCH, noun. (countable) (sometimes noun adjunct) A concealed difficulty, especially in a deal or negotiation.
CATCH, noun. (countable) A crick; a sudden muscle pain during unaccustomed positioning when the muscle is in use.
CATCH, noun. (countable) A fragment of music or poetry.
CATCH, noun. (obsolete) A state of readiness to capture or seize; an ambush.
CATCH, noun. (countable) (agriculture) A crop which has germinated and begun to grow.
CATCH, noun. (obsolete) A type of strong boat, usually having two masts; a ketch.
CATCH, noun. (countable) (music) A type of humorous round in which the voices gradually catch up with one another; usually sung by men and often having bawdy lyrics.
CATCH, noun. (countable) (music) The refrain; a line or lines of a song which are repeated from verse to verse.
CATCH, noun. (countable) (cricket) (baseball) The act of catching a hit ball before it reaches the ground, resulting in an out.
CATCH, noun. (countable) (cricket) A player in respect of his catching ability; particularly one who catches well.
CATCH, noun. (countable) (rowing) The first contact of an oar with the water.
CATCH, noun. (countable) (phonetics) A stoppage of breath, resembling a slight cough.
CATCH, noun. Passing opportunities seized; snatches.
CATCH, noun. A slight remembrance; a trace.
CATCH, verb. (heading) To capture, overtake.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To capture or snare (someone or something which would rather escape). [from 13thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To entrap or trip up a person; to deceive. [from 14thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (dated) To marry or enter into a similar relationship with.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To reach (someone) with a strike, blow, weapon etc. [from 16thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To overtake or catch up to; to be in time for. [from 17thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To discover unexpectedly; to surprise (someone doing something). [from 17thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To travel by means of. [from 19thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (rare) To become pregnant. (Only in past tense or as participle.) [from 19thc.]
CATCH, verb. (heading) To seize hold of.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (dated) To grab, seize, take hold of. [from 13thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To take or replenish something necessary, such as breath or sleep. [from 14thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To grip or entangle. [from 17thc.]
CATCH, verb. (intransitive) To be held back or impeded.
CATCH, verb. (intransitive) To engage with some mechanism; to stick, to succeed in interacting with something or initiating some process.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To have something be held back or impeded.
CATCH, verb. (intransitive) To make a grasping or snatching motion (at). [from 17thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) Of fire, to spread or be conveyed to. [from 18thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (rowing) To grip (the water) with one's oars at the beginning of the stroke. [from 19thc.]
CATCH, verb. (intransitive) (agriculture) To germinate and set down roots. [from 19thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (surfing) To contact a wave in such a way that one can ride it back to shore.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (computing) To handle an exception. [from 20thc.]
CATCH, verb. (heading) To intercept.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To seize or intercept a object moving through the air (or, sometimes, some other medium). [from 16thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To seize (an opportunity) when it occurs. [from 16thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To end a player's innings by catching a hit ball before the first bounce. [from 18thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (baseball) To play (a specific period of time) as the catcher. [from 19thc.]
CATCH, verb. (heading) To receive (by being in the way).
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To be the victim of (something unpleasant, painful etc.). [from 13thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To be touched or affected by (something) through exposure. [from 13thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To be infected by (an illness). [from 16thc.]
CATCH, verb. (intransitive) To spread by infection or similar means.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To receive or be affected by (wind, water, fire etc.). [from 18thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To acquire, as though by infection; to take on through sympathy or infection. [from 16thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To be hit by something.
CATCH, verb. (intransitive) To serve well or poorly for catching, especially for catching fish.
CATCH, verb. (intransitive) () To get pregnant.
CATCH, verb. (heading) To take in with one's senses or intellect.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To grasp mentally: perceive and understand. [from 16thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To take in; to watch or listen to (an entertainment). [from 20thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To reproduce or echo a spirit or idea faithfully. [from 17thc.]
CATCH, verb. (heading) To seize attention, interest.
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To charm or entrance. [from 14thc.]
CATCH, verb. (transitive) To attract and hold (a faculty or organ of sense). [from 17thc.]
CATCH, verb. (heading) To obtain or experience
CATCH A BUZZ, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (slang) To become slightly inebriated, but not yet be drunk.
CATCH A COLD, verb. (idiomatic) to become infected with a cold
CATCH A COLD, verb. (idiomatic) to encounter difficulties
CATCH A CRAB, verb. (rowing) To strike the blade of the oar against the water when moving the oar back between power strokes
CATCH A FALLING KNIFE, verb. (trading) To buy an instrument whose price is falling rapidly.
CATCH A TARTAR, noun. To lay hold of, or encounter, a person who proves too strong for the assailant.
CATCH AIR, verb. (board sports) (idiomatic) To make a jump.
CATCH AND RELEASE, noun. (fishing) A variety of angling where the fish are released after capture, as a conservation measure
CATCH AS CATCH CAN, verb. (idiomatic) To use any available means or methods.
CATCH BIG AIR, verb. (idiomatic) (Extreme sports) Superlative of catch air; make a big jump high off the ground
CATCH BREATH, noun. Alternative form of catch-breath
CATCH COLD, verb. Alternative form of catch a cold
CATCH CROP, noun. Any crop grown between the rows of another crop or intermediate between two crops in ordinary rotation in point of time.
CATCH CROPS, noun. Plural of catch crop
CATCH DUST, verb. (idiomatic) (said of an ornament or an object) To be rarely used.
CATCH FENCE, noun. A fence designed to catch falling or flying debris, or otherwise absorb its impact
CATCH FENCES, noun. Plural of catch fence
CATCH FIRE, verb. (idiomatic) Become engulfed with flames.
CATCH FLIES, verb. (idiomatic) To have one's mouth wide open for a prolonged period.
CATCH HEAT, verb. (colloquial) (idiomatic) To get into trouble with somebody; to be scolded or chastised.
CATCH HELL, verb. (idiomatic) be severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten
CATCH IT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see catch,‎ it.
CATCH IT, verb. (idiomatic) be severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten
CATCH NAPPING, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To surprise; to take advantage of the lack of watchfulness of.
CATCH ON, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To begin to understand; to realize.
CATCH ON, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To become popular; to become commonplace; to become the standard.
CATCH ON FIRE, verb. Synonym of catch fire.
CATCH ONE'S BREATH, verb. To take a break, or rest while doing a strenuous activity, so that one's breathing becomes easier.
CATCH ONE'S BREATH, verb. To take in a breath sharply and hold it, usually in reaction to a sudden shock, or surprise.
CATCH ONE'S DRIFT, verb. (idiomatic) To understand the essence of what someone attempts to communicate, especially if it is vague, hinting, or poorly phrased.
CATCH OUT, verb. (transitive) To discover or expose as fake, insincere, or inaccurate.
CATCH OUT, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To put a batsman out by catching the batted ball before it touches the ground.
CATCH PHRASE, noun. A group of words, often originating in popular culture, that is spontaneously popularized after widespread repeated use
CATCH PHRASE, noun. A signature phrase of a particular person or group.
CATCH PHRASES, noun. Plural of catch phrase (alternative spelling of catchphrases).
CATCH SIGHT OF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to see for a brief period; to get a glimpse of
CATCH SOME Z'S, verb. (idiomatic) To sleep.
CATCH SOME ZS, verb. To get a quick sleep
CATCH SOME ZS, verb. (idiom) Take a short sleep.
CATCH SOMEONE NAPPING, verb. (idiomatic) To take advantage of someone's inattention.
CATCH SOMEONE'S EYE, verb. (idiomatic) To capture someone's attention.
CATCH THE BUS, verb. (euphemistic) (chiefly internet) To kill oneself deliberately; to commit suicide.
CATCH THE EYE, verb. (idiomatic) To attract the attention
CATCH THE SUN, verb. (idiom) (intransitive) To become sunburned.
CATCH THE SUN, verb. (idiom) (intransitive) To reflect light from the sun.
CATCH TITLE, noun. A short expressive title used for abbreviated book lists, etc.
CATCH TITLES, noun. Plural of catch title
CATCH UP, verb. (transitive) To pick up suddenly.
CATCH UP, verb. (transitive) To entangle.
CATCH UP, verb. (intransitive) To be brought up to date with news.
CATCH UP, verb. (transitive) To bring someone else up to date with the news.
CATCH UP, verb. (intransitive) To reach something that had been ahead
CATCH UP, verb. (intransitive) To compensate for or make up a deficiency.
CATCH UP, verb. (intransitive) To get news
CATCH UP, verb. (intransitive) To finally reach something inevitable.
CATCH UP, noun. An act of catching up or attempting to catch up.
CATCH UP, noun. An amount, a thing, or a receipt or repetition of information that enables one to catch up.
CATCH UPS, noun. Plural of catch up

Dictionary definition

CATCH, noun. A drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; "it sounds good but what's the catch?".
CATCH, noun. The quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish".
CATCH, noun. A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.
CATCH, noun. Anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others".
CATCH, noun. A break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion).
CATCH, noun. A restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open".
CATCH, noun. A fastener that fastens or locks a door or window.
CATCH, noun. A cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard".
CATCH, noun. The act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion".
CATCH, noun. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar".
CATCH, verb. Discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting".
CATCH, verb. Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse".
CATCH, verb. Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach".
CATCH, verb. Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!".
CATCH, verb. Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?".
CATCH, verb. To hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup".
CATCH, verb. Attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter".
CATCH, verb. Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today".
CATCH, verb. Reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock".
CATCH, verb. Get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath".
CATCH, verb. Catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp".
CATCH, verb. Be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood".
CATCH, verb. Check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind".
CATCH, verb. Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table".
CATCH, verb. See or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie".
CATCH, verb. Cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles".
CATCH, verb. Detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator".
CATCH, verb. Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him".
CATCH, verb. Contract; "did you catch a cold?".
CATCH, verb. Start burning; "The fire caught".
CATCH, verb. Perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time".
CATCH, verb. Suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!".
CATCH, verb. Attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts".
CATCH, verb. Apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs".
CATCH, verb. Take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater".
CATCH, verb. Spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch".
CATCH, verb. Be the catcher; "Who is catching?".
CATCH, verb. Become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window".
CATCH, verb. Delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting".

Wise words

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