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Capable of being passed by physical contact from one person to another
“The disease is catching and will spread to other trees.”
Present participle for to seize and hold
“Government workers tried to catch the creature by laying cages and shooting it with tranquilliser darts, but they failed.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for contract an illness
“People frequently catch this infection as children or young adults.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for perceive fleetingly
“A good hour passes before we reach Skull Island and catch a glimpse of the mighty Kong.”
Present participle for succeed in evoking or representing
“He explores the space, catches its relationship and represents it in various forms.”
Present participle for become ignited and start burning
“It took several tries for the tinder to catch in the damp atmosphere.”
“Warner lunged, but Walters moved aside, catching Warner a glancing blow with a fist to the side of his head.”
Present participle for 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.”
“To catch students' interest and to highlight the importance of recycling a competition is being held over the next four weeks.”
“Then I had to catch a bus, then a train, and walk quite a way to the house.”
“He turned the car on, waiting for the engine to catch for a minute.”
Present participle for to put securely in place or in a desired position
Present participle for to cause to believe what is untrue
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