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Adjective
Captured and held as a convict or prisoner
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Carrying developing offspring within the body
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(keen on) Having an attraction to
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Tangled or twisted together
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Caught in a trap
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Firmly fixed in place or shut
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Lacking any form of defense
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Perceived
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Meriting condemnation, censure or blame, especially as something wrong, harmful or injurious
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To have captured by force
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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 have used as a route or means of transport
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“Try as Emilion might, he could not teach me to throw and catch the pesky things properly.”
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(of an illness) To have caught or contracted
“A fellow train passenger was sniffling and coughing, and I was afraid that I would catch something.”
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Captured and held as a convict or prisoner
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To have been a spectator of
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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 have managed to arrive in time for
“His voice was so low and raspy that I could not always catch what he was saying.”
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To have come upon after searching, study, or effort
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“I'll catch you after work at the bar.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to succeed in evoking or representing
“The film really does catch the air of optimism prevalent during those years.”
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Past tense for to become ignited and start burning
“It took several tries for the tinder to catch in the damp atmosphere.”
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Past tense for to strike (someone) on a part of the body
“He danced erratically, and his flaying arms would catch me in the back of the head repeatedly.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to attract and engage the attention or interest of
“Helga started yelping like a puppy dog to catch their attention.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to stop oneself from doing something
“I am now trying to catch myself before getting angry and yelling.”
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(of an engine) Past tense for to fire and start running
“He started the car and waited a minute for the engine to catch.”
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Past tense for to fasten or fix securely in place
“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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