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  1. [noun] a hidden drawback; "it sounds good but what's the catch?"

  2. [noun] the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
    Synonyms: haul

  3. [noun] a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
    Synonyms: match

  4. [noun] anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others"

  5. [noun] a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

  6. [noun] a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
    Synonyms: stop

  7. [noun] a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

  8. [noun] a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard"

  9. [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

  10. [noun] the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
    Synonyms: apprehension, arrest, collar, pinch, taking into custody

  11. [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"

  12. [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

  13. [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

  14. [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

  15. [verb] succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
    Synonyms: get, capture

  16. [verb] to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"
    Synonyms: hitch

  17. [verb] attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
    Synonyms: arrest, get

  18. [verb] capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"
    Synonyms: capture

  19. [verb] reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

  20. [verb] get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"

  21. [verb] catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"
    Synonyms: overtake, up with

  22. [verb] be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"

  23. [verb] check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

  24. [verb] hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
    Synonyms: take in, overhear

  25. [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

  26. [verb] cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"

  27. [verb] detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"
    Synonyms: trip up

  28. [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

  29. [verb] contract; "did you catch a cold?"

  30. [verb] start burning; "The fire caught"

  31. [verb] perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
    Synonyms: get

  32. [verb] suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
    Synonyms: get

  33. [verb] attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
    Synonyms: capture, enamour, trance, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant

  34. [verb] apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
    Synonyms: get

  35. [verb] take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

  36. [verb] spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch"

  37. [verb] be the catcher; "Who is catching?"

  38. [verb] become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window"

  39. [verb] delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"


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