catch on : Popular 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.


  • v  understand, usually after some initial difficulty
  • v  become popular
News & Articles

  • 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."
    Aug. 2, 2013 - Major League Baseball
  • 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
    Aug. 2, 2013 - Garden City News
  • 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.
    Aug. 1, 2013 - Major League Baseball