catches, 3rd person singular present; catching, present participle; caught, past participle; caught, past tense;
Intercept and hold (something that has been thrown, propelled, or dropped)
she threw the bottle into the air and caught it again
Intercept the fall of (someone)
Seize or take hold of
he caught hold of her arm as she tried to push past him
Grasp or try to grasp
his hands caught at her arms as she tried to turn away
Capture (a person or animal that tries or would try to escape)
we hadn't caught a single rabbit
(of an object) Accidentally become entangled or trapped in something
the charm bracelet always caught on her clothing
(of a person) Have (a part of one's body or clothing) become entangled or trapped in something
she caught her foot in the bedspread
companies face increased risks of being caught in a downward spiral
Fix or fasten in place
her hair was caught back in a scrunchie
Reach in time and board (a train, bus, or aircraft)
they caught the 12:15 from Chicago
Reach or be in a place in time to see (a person, performance, program, etc.)
she was hurrying downstairs to catch the news
Come upon (someone) unexpectedly
unexpected snow caught us by surprise
(of a person) Unexpectedly find oneself in (an unwelcome situation)
my sister was caught in a thunderstorm
Be punished or told off
Surprise (someone) in an incriminating situation or in the act of doing something wrong
he was caught with bomb-making equipment in his home
Engage (a person's interest or imagination)
she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror
Hear or understand (something said), esp. with effort
he bellowed something Jess couldn't catch
Succeed in evoking or representing
the program caught something of the flavor of Minoan culture
Strike (someone) on a part of the body
Ben caught him on the chin with an uppercut
Accidentally strike (a part of one's body) against something
she fell and caught her head on the corner of the hearth
Contract (an illness) through infection or contagion
Become ignited, due to contact with flame, and start burning
the rafters have caught
(of an engine) Fire and start running
An act of catching something, typically a ball
An amount of fish caught
a record catch of 6.9 billion pounds of fish
A person considered attractive, successful, or prestigious and so desirable as a partner or spouse
I mistakenly thought he would be a good catch
A device for securing something such as a door, window, or box
the window catch was rusty
A hidden problem or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
there's a catch in it somewhere
An unevenness in a person's voice caused by emotion
there was a catch in Anne's voice
A round, typically one with words arranged to produce a humorous effect
a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; "it sounds good but what's the catch?"
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"
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"
the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
get: 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"
CATCH! is the first studio album of Japanese singer Tsuji Shion.
Catch is an album by Japanese singer/pianist Misako Odani, released May 17, 2006 on the independent Hip Land Music label. All songs and lyrics were written by Misako, and she was a producer of the album as well.
Catch, famous for the 1990s pop song "Bingo", were an indie-pop group consisting of Toby Slater (vocalist and keyboardist), Wayne Murray (bassist and vocals) and Ben Etchells (guitarist). ...
In baseball, a catch occurs when a fielder gains secure possession of a batted ball in flight, and maintains possession until he voluntarily or negligently releases the ball. ...
Caught is a method of dismissing a batsman in the sport of cricket. Being caught out is the most common method of dismissal at higher levels of competition. ...
Catch is a ball game played with two or more people that involves tossing or throwing a ball of any kind back and forth between the players.
The act of seizing or capturing. ^syn; The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball. ^syn.^ transl; The act of noticing, understanding or hearing. ^syn.^ transl; The game of catching a ball. ^transl; A find, in particular a boyfriend or girlfriend or prospective spouse. ^syn. ...
(catching) The action of the verb catch; contagious
(Catches) Used to indicate the number picked by the player and that appears on the casino boards.
(Catching) The act of receiving a passed ball with the crosse.
(Catching) Which detective is next up on the "wheel," or, who is due to be assigned the next incoming case.
(Catching) a method of stopping and detaining an attacker's strike or block.
When the cards are treating you well, you are said to be catching cards.
To receive needed cards on a draw. I'm down 300--I can't catch anything today. or Joe caught his flush early, but I caught the boat on seventh street to beat him. Often used with an adjective to further specify, for example "catch perfect", "catch inside", "catch smooth".
a legally caught ball that occurs when a fielder catches a batted or thrown ball with their hand/s or glove
A number marked on a ticket is said to be a catch when it is called during the keno game.
Occurs with hand entry into water. The hand "catches" or "grabs" water.
When a players number matches the casinos drawn number in a keno selection.
The act of landing a fish at which point the fisher has the option of releasing or retaining it.