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Definition of "Catch" :

noun: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

noun: the act of catching an object with the hands

"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate."

noun: a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth

"He played catch with his son in the backyard."

noun: a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

noun: a restraint that checks the motion of something

noun: a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

"It sounds good but what's the catch?."

noun: a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

noun: anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)

"He shared his catch with the others."

noun: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

noun: the quantity that was caught

"The catch was only 10 fish."

verb: contract

"Did you catch a cold?."

verb: delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned

verb: be struck or affected by

"Catch fire."

verb: grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

"Did you catch that allusion?."

verb: detect a blunder or misstep

verb: discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state

verb: become aware of

verb: be the catcher

"Who is catching?."

verb: catch up with and possibly overtake

verb: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

"Did you catch the thief?."

verb: to hook or entangle

verb: cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled

verb: spread or be communicated

"The fashion did not catch."

verb: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

verb: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

"Catch the ball!."

verb: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

verb: take in and retain

"We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater."

verb: attract and fix

"Catch the attention of the waiter."

verb: apprehend and reproduce accurately

verb: attract; cause to be enamored

verb: reach in time

"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock."

verb: suffer from the receipt of

"She will catch hell for this behavior!."

verb: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily

"Ears open to catch every sound."

verb: see or watch

"Catch a show on Broadway."

verb: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

verb: perceive by hearing

"I didn't catch your name."

verb: get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly

"Catch some sleep."

verb: check oneself during an action

"She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind."

verb: start burning