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ka ching

  • n  (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
  • n  the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  • n  becoming infected
    catching cold is sometimes unavoidable
  • v  discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
  • v  perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
  • v  reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
  • v  take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
  • v  succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
  • v  to hook or entangle
  • v  attract and fix
  • v  capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
  • v  reach in time
  • v  get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
  • v  catch up with and possibly overtake
  • v  be struck or affected by
  • v  check oneself during an action
  • v  hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
  • v  see or watch
  • v  cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
  • v  detect a blunder or misstep
  • v  grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
  • v  contract
  • v  start burning
  • v  perceive by hearing
  • v  suffer from the receipt of
  • v  attract; cause to be enamored
  • v  apprehend and reproduce accurately
  • v  take in and retain
  • v  spread or be communicated
  • v  be the catcher
    Who is catching?
  • v  become aware of
  • v  delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
  • s  (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

  • Just back from Spring Break and catching up with what I missed, including this story in yesterday's Washington Post recounting how the White House failed to see the warning signs .
  • Civilians often assume the diseases are catching, or venereal.
  • The artist's problem, as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner saw it, was "how to arrest in a few bold strokes a movement, catching the passing moment.
News & Articles


  • Joey Chestnut in The Associated Press
    Chestnut says he wouldn't be surprised if Kobayashi showed up "in hopes of catching his competitors off guard."
  • Ivan Rodriguez in The Associated Press
    I've been catching a lot of guys,said catcher Ivan Rodriguez, patting Strasburg on the shoulder, "but this kid is unbelievable."
  • John Howard in Sydney Morning Herald
    It's spreading too many diseases and costing too many lives. We need to do a better job of catching contaminated food before it ever comes close to a kitchen table. My plan addressed the gaps in the inspection process and improves recalls and... Kirsten Gillibrand Food Safety News Oct 14, 2009 15697 21871 catchment Mr Howard said today: Unless there are very substantial inflows - and for that read heavy rain leading to run-off into the catchment areas - prior to mid-May 2007, there will be insufficient water available to allow any allocation at the...

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