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To seize and hold someone or an animal
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“Government workers tried to catch the creature by laying cages and shooting it with tranquilizer darts, but they failed.”
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To chance upon someone doing something unexpected (and usually underhanded)
“He was determined not to let his mother catch him having a Big Mac as a pre-dinner snack in his room.”
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To meet someone, usually at a given place or time
“I'll catch you after work at the bar.”
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To contract an illness
“A fellow train passenger was sniffling and coughing, and I was afraid that I would catch something.”
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To grab or seize something, especially an object in motion
“Try as Emilion might, he could not teach me to throw and catch the pesky things properly.”
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To move fast enough to reach or pass someone or something ahead
“Despite Niko Bellic driving like a mad man, the police were eventually able to catch him.”
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To clearly comprehend something
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“His voice was so low and raspy that I could not always catch what he was saying.”
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To perceive fleetingly
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“A good hour passes before we reach Skull Island and catch a glimpse of the mighty Kong.”
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To succeed in evoking or representing
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“The film really does catch the air of optimism prevalent during those years.”
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To become ignited and start burning
“It took several tries for the tinder to catch in the damp atmosphere.”
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To strike (someone) on a part of the body
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“He danced erratically, and his flaying arms would catch me in the back of the head repeatedly.”
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To stick or entangle something into or around something else, especially unintentionally
“I expend so much effort trying to appear casual that I catch my heel in a crack in the sidewalk, lose my footing, and spill coffee on my white blouse.”
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To attract and engage the attention or interest of
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“Helga started yelping like a puppy dog to catch their attention.”
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To board (a train, bus, or aircraft)
“Then I had to catch a bus, then a train, and walk quite a way to the house.”
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To reach in time to board (a train, bus, or aircraft)
“We will need to be quick if we want to catch the early train.”
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To stop oneself from doing something
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“I am now trying to catch myself before getting angry and yelling.”
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(of an engine) To fire and start running
“He started the car and waited a minute for the engine to catch.”
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To fasten or fix securely in place
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“Nellwyn would catch back her hair so that it would be somewhat out of the way, bound into a hasty ponytail.”
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To come to an awareness of something
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To detain (a person) in conversation against their will
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To deceive or fool someone
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To firmly fix together or in place
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To hear with attention, obedience, or compliance
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To travel by or catch some form of transportation
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To catch up on
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To catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line
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Attack, terrorize
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To be present at
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To catch or stop (the ball) and return it
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To act on an opportunity
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To make happen or bring about
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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To happen, transpire, or take place
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Sew temporarily
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To make contact or communication with
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To inflict a physical blow on someone
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To pay attention to, or take notice of
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(of light or an image) To bend back or mirror
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The act of catching an object in motion
“That was an impressive catch by the running back.”
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The act of seizing or capturing
“The catch of the perpetrator was the result of months of police and detective work.”
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A device for securing something such as a door, window, or box
“He tried closing the doors, but the catch was broken and light seeped in.”
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A hidden problem or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
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“The catch here is that, in this case, a critical rule was violated.”
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An amount of fish caught
“The boats returned in the evening, each laden with a bountiful catch of fish.”
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A person or thing that is considered ideal or desirable
“Whenever they could pick up information over the phone, it was a real catch.”
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A person considered desirable as a partner or spouse
“Grant Delamont, the one catch that every girl dreamed of at Edamont High.”
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An unevenness in a person's voice caused by emotion
“She nervously told us to leave with a catch in her voice.”
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A limiting condition, rule or measure
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A person whose affection or favour has been won
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An essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient
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A person or thing regarded as precious or special
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Provision in document
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An unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant
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A person viewed in regard to their eligibility for marriage, especially as regards class or wealth
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A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true
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Object desired by collectors
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An error, mistake or glitch in a system, program or piece of work
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A person or thing used to mislead or lure someone into a trap
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A quantity valuable objects such as precious metals, gems or currency
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A point where two or more things are joined
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