catch on catch on

Definition(s):

  1. (v) understand, usually after some initial difficulty
  2. (v) become popular

Usage(s):

  1. For example, fashion designers thought tailored suits would catch on with girls this past winter.
  2. What made the designated-driver concept catch on in the 1980s was partly that Harvard and the ad agencies it worked with persuaded TV networks to slip the idea into their shows.
  3. One of the first cities to catch on was London.

News

  1. Big bass highlight free fishing

    Photo by Nathan Countryman John Capesius holds up the 16 inch bass that Veronica Capesius was able to catch on her line, just seconds before the horns blasted to signal the conclusion of the fishing derby.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Algona Upper Des Moines

  2. Twins host Father's Day festivities at Target Field

    The Twins held festivities for Father's Day on Sunday at Target Field, highlighted by Justin Morneau hosting 25 veterans and their children for a game of catch on the field before the game.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minnesota Twins

  3. Target Field Hosts Father’s Day Game Of Catch For Veterans

    Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau will host 25 military service members and their children for a game of catch on Father’s Day at Target Field. The service members can play catch on the field, and they will also be given tickets to see the Twins play the Detroit Tigers. This Father’s Day event concludes the Twins’ third annual Hope Week, where the team gives back to the community with ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS Minnesota

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