catch catch  /ˈkætʃ/


  1. (n) a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
  2. (n) the quantity that was caught
  3. (n) a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  4. (n) anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
  5. (n) a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
  6. (n) a restraint that checks the motion of something
  7. (n) a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
  8. (n) a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
  9. (n) the act of catching an object with the hands
  10. (n) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  11. (v) discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
  12. (v) perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
  13. (v) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
  14. (v) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
  15. (v) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
  16. (v) to hook or entangle
  17. (v) attract and fix
  18. (v) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
  19. (v) reach in time
  20. (v) get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
  21. (v) catch up with and possibly overtake
  22. (v) be struck or affected by
  23. (v) check oneself during an action
  24. (v) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
  25. (v) see or watch
  26. (v) cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
  27. (v) detect a blunder or misstep
  28. (v) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
  29. (v) contract
  30. (v) start burning
  31. (v) perceive by hearing
  32. (v) suffer from the receipt of
  33. (v) attract; cause to be enamored
  34. (v) apprehend and reproduce accurately
  35. (v) take in and retain
  36. (v) spread or be communicated
  37. (v) be the catcher
  38. (v) become aware of
  39. (v) delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned


  1. Like how to catch beetles.
  2. Lowering catch limits further also benefits the marine ecosystem as a whole, maintaining biodiversity, rather than turning the oceans into a giant fish farm.
  3. Scottish fisherman Mike Nichol on board the trawler Carina in the North Atlantic helps haul in the catch.


  1. AMAZING: Men Catch 2 Year Old Falling From 5th Floor

    CHINA: these delivery men were at the right place at the right time, as they make it to catch 2 year old little girl dangling from the balcony of a 5th floor room. …
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Nightcap TV

  2. CATCH OF THE DAY: Twins' ball boy recalls saving fan from foul ball

    Nearly every MLB game involves a great catch or two, but the one that stole the show at Target Field on Thursday afternoon was made by someone who wasn't even on the playing field.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: FOX 9 News Twin Cities

  3. Popular Mobile Consumer Note-Taking App "Catch" Allies With Samsung, Citrix, Unveils "Catch Team" for the Enterprise, Inc., developer of Catch Notes, a top-rated consumer app for collaborative, mobile note-taking used by more than three million consumers -- today announced Catch Team, an intuitive, enterprise-ready ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Well, obviously Graeme played some incredible golf," Mickelson said. "I didn't see it I was in front trying to catch him, but I think what happened -- Dustin Johnson's one of the best players in the game, and this course he had a tough time...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Phil Mickelson Source: FanHouse

  2. "I think he's has pressed to make that deal look good, but he's settling in," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "When you sign a deal like that you're going to catch some extra attention, that's just the way it is. He's shown a lot of...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Tony La Russa Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I think that the FDA has not been able to catch some of these things as quickly as I expect them to catch," Mr. Obama said in an interview on the "Today" show.
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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