catch

phonetic symbol: / kǽtʃ / 

catch - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
apprehension , arrest , collar , pinch , taking into custody

[ noun ]
■ the act of catching an object with the hands
e.g.)
・Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
grab , snap , snatch

[ noun ]
■ a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
e.g.)
・he played catch with his son in the backyard

[ noun ]
■ a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

[ noun ]
■ a restraint that checks the motion of something
stop

[ noun ]
■ a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
e.g.)
・it sounds good but what's the catch?
gimmick

[ noun ]
■ a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

[ noun ]
■ anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
e.g.)
・he shared his catch with the others

[ noun ]
■ a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
match

[ noun ]
■ the quantity that was caught
e.g.)
・the catch was only 10 fish
haul

[ verb ]
■ contract
e.g.)
・did you catch a cold?

[ verb ]
■ delay or hold up
■ prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned

[ verb ]
■ be struck or affected by
e.g.)
・catch fire
・catch the mood

[ verb ]
■ grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
e.g.)
・did you catch that allusion?
・don't catch your meaning
get

[ verb ]
■ detect a blunder or misstep
trip up

[ verb ]
■ discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly
■ catch somebody doing something or in a certain state

[ verb ]
■ become aware of

[ verb ]
■ be the catcher
e.g.)
・Who is catching?

[ verb ]
■ catch up with and possibly overtake
catch up with , overtake

[ verb ]
■ succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
e.g.)
・Did you catch the thief?
capture , get

[ verb ]
■ to hook or entangle
hitch

[ verb ]
■ cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled

[ verb ]
■ spread or be communicated
e.g.)
・The fashion did not catch

[ verb ]
■ reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
get

[ verb ]
■ take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
e.g.)
・Catch the ball!
grab , take hold of

[ verb ]
■ capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
capture

[ verb ]
■ take in and retain
e.g.)
・We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater

[ verb ]
■ attract and fix
e.g.)
・Catch the attention of the waiter
arrest , get

[ verb ]
■ apprehend and reproduce accurately
get

[ verb ]
■ attract
■ cause to be enamored
becharm , beguile , bewitch , captivate , capture , charm , enamor , enamour , enchant , entrance , fascinate , trance

[ verb ]
■ reach in time
e.g.)
・I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock

[ verb ]
■ suffer from the receipt of
e.g.)
・She will catch hell for this behavior!
get

[ verb ]
■ perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
e.g.)
・ears open to catch every sound
・Catch a glimpse
pick up

[ verb ]
■ see or watch
e.g.)
・Catch a show on Broadway
see , take in , view , watch

[ verb ]
■ hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
overhear , take in

[ verb ]
■ perceive by hearing
e.g.)
・I didn't catch your name
get

[ verb ]
■ get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
e.g.)
・Catch some sleep
・catch one's breath

[ verb ]
■ check oneself during an action
e.g.)
・She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind

[ verb ]
■ start burning

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