[noun] a hidden drawback; "it sounds good but what's the catch?"
[noun] the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish" Synonyms:haul
[noun] a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect Synonyms:match
[noun] anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others"
[noun] a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
[noun] a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open" Synonyms:stop
[noun] a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
[noun] a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard"
[noun] the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion" Synonyms:grab, snatch, snap
[verb] discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting"
[verb] perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse" Synonyms:pick up
[verb] reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach" Synonyms:get
[verb] take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!" Synonyms:grab, take hold of
[verb] succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?" Synonyms:get, capture
[verb] to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup" Synonyms:hitch
[verb] attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" Synonyms:arrest, get
[verb] capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady" Synonyms:capture
[verb] reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
[verb] get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"
[verb] catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp" Synonyms:overtake, up with
[verb] be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"
[verb] check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
[verb] hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table" Synonyms:take in, overhear
[verb] see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie" Synonyms:watch, view, see, take in
[verb] cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"
[verb] detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator" Synonyms:trip up
[verb] grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him" Synonyms:get
[verb] contract; "did you catch a cold?"
[verb] start burning; "The fire caught"
[verb] perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time" Synonyms:get
[verb] suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!" Synonyms:get