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Noun
Plural for a device for securing something such as a door, window, or box
“He tried to close the doors, but the catch was broken and light seeped in.”
Noun
Plural for a hidden problem or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
“The hidden catch here is that in this case, this rule was violated.”
Noun
Plural for an amount of fish caught
“Boats reported a great catch of fish with many boats getting a great variety of species.”
Noun
Plural for a person considered desirable as a partner or spouse
“Grant Delamont, the one catch that every girl dreamed of at Edamont High.”
Noun
Plural for an unevenness in a person's voice caused by emotion
“The doctor even had a catch in the last word he spoke, and then he'd stopped speaking as Aaron saw the lump form in his throat.”
Verb
To seize and hold
“Government workers tried to catch the creature by laying cages and shooting it with tranquilliser darts, but they failed.”
Verb
To come upon face-to-face or as if face-to-face
“But as Alex began to unbutton his pants, she quickly turned her head, afraid he would catch her looking.”
Verb
Contract an illness
“People frequently catch this infection as children or young adults.”
Verb
To move fast enough to get even with
“Try as Emilion might, he could not teach me to throw and catch the pesky things properly.”
Verb
To have a clear idea of
“But it was an effort for him to talk, his voice so low that I could not always catch what he said, and sometimes he would collapse back on to the bed trying to hide his exasperation.”
Verb
Perceive fleetingly
“A good hour passes before we reach Skull Island and catch a glimpse of the mighty Kong.”
Verb
Succeed in evoking or representing
“He explores the space, catches its relationship and represents it in various forms.”
Verb
Become ignited and start burning
“It took several tries for the tinder to catch in the damp atmosphere.”
Verb
“Warner lunged, but Walters moved aside, catching Warner a glancing blow with a fist to the side of his head.”
Verb
To entangle or become entangled
“Boys, nay men, need to remember to wipe the toothpaste from the corners of their mouth, the crumbs from their beards and not to catch their shirts in their flies.”
Verb
“To catch students' interest and to highlight the importance of recycling a competition is being held over the next four weeks.”
Verb
“Then I had to catch a bus, then a train, and walk quite a way to the house.”
Verb
“He turned the car on, waiting for the engine to catch for a minute.”
Verb
Verb
To put securely in place or in a desired position
Verb
To cause to believe what is untrue
Noun
Issues or things that need to be resolved
Noun
Noun
Issues or problems requiring resolution
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