catch on : Idioms in English

catch on

to figure something out.
Alyssa ran through her card tricks deftly and none in the audience could catch on to her tricks.

catch on Meaning(s)

  • (v) understand, usually after some initial difficulty
  • (v) become popular

catch on in News

  1. to state tournament

    the top of the first before Saratoga put up 3 runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame. Saratoga then tacked on a few more runs to grab an 8-5 and was poised to break the game open until second baseman Joseph Griffin made an unbelievable diving catch on a line drive up the middle to save two runs. read more
    on August 2, 2013 Source: Garden City News

  2. Wandy's recovery continues in encouraging fashion

    Wandy Rodriguez continued his very conservative throwing program on Thursday, nearly two months after he walked off the mound at Turner Field complaining of discomfort in his left forearm. Rodriguez played catch on flat ground from a distance of 60 feet, throwing "nice and easy, loose."
    on August 2, 2013 Source: Major League Baseball

  3. After playing catch, Maholm eyes next step

    Braves starter Paul Maholm resumed playing catch on Wednesday afternoon with the hope that he could begin throwing side sessions in the bullpen as early as this weekend.
    on August 1, 2013 Source: Major League Baseball

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