Dictionary Results for catch


1. catch - noun

· a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; "it sounds good but what's the catch?"

Synonym(s): gimmick

Hypernym(s): drawback




2. catch - noun

· the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"

Synonym(s): haul

Hypernym(s): indefinite_quantity




3. catch - noun

· a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

Synonym(s): match

Hypernym(s): adult, grownup




4. catch - noun

· anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others"

Hypernym(s): object, physical_object




5. catch - noun

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

Hypernym(s): manner_of_speaking, speech, delivery




6. catch - noun

· a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

Synonym(s): stop

Hypernym(s): restraint, constraint




7. catch - noun

· a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

Hypernym(s): fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing




8. catch - noun

· a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard"

Hypernym(s): game




9. catch - 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"

Synonym(s): grab, snatch, snap

Hypernym(s): touch, touching




10. catch - noun

· the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

Synonym(s): apprehension, arrest, collar, pinch, taking_into_custody

Hypernym(s): capture, gaining_control, seizure




11. catch - 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"

Hypernym(s): surprise




12. catch - 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"

Synonym(s): pick_up

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




13. catch - 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"

Synonym(s): get

Hypernym(s): hit




14. catch - verb

· take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"

Synonym(s): grab, take_hold_of

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch




15. catch - verb

· succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"

Synonym(s): get, capture

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch




16. catch - verb

· to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"

Synonym(s): hitch

Hypernym(s): attach




17. catch - verb

· attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"

Synonym(s): arrest, get

Hypernym(s): attract, pull, pull_in, draw, draw_in




18. catch - verb

· capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

Synonym(s): capture

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




19. catch - verb

· reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

Hypernym(s): board, get_on




20. catch - verb

· get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




21. catch - verb

· catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

Synonym(s): overtake, catch_up_with




22. catch - verb

· be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"

Hypernym(s): change




23. catch - verb

· check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

Hypernym(s): control, hold_in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate




24. catch - verb

· hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

Synonym(s): take_in, overhear

Hypernym(s): hear




25. catch - 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"

Synonym(s): watch, view, see, take_in

Hypernym(s): watch




26. catch - verb

· cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"




27. catch - verb

· detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"

Synonym(s): trip_up

Hypernym(s): learn, hear, get_word, get_wind, pick_up, find_out, get_a_line, discover, see




28. catch - verb

· grasp with the mind or develop an understanding 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"

Synonym(s): get

Hypernym(s): understand




29. catch - verb

· contract; "did you catch a cold?"

Hypernym(s): contract, take, get




30. catch - verb

· start burning; "The fire caught"

Hypernym(s): erupt, ignite, catch_fire, take_fire, combust, conflagrate




31. catch - verb

· perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"

Synonym(s): get

Hypernym(s): hear




32. catch - verb

· suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"

Synonym(s): get

Hypernym(s): hurt, ache, suffer




33. catch - verb

· attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

Synonym(s): capture, enamour, trance, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant

Hypernym(s): attract, appeal




34. catch - 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"

Synonym(s): get

Hypernym(s): reproduce




35. catch - verb

· take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

Hypernym(s): roll_up, collect, accumulate, pile_up, amass, compile, hoard




36. catch - verb

· spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch"

Hypernym(s): spread, propagate




37. catch - verb

· be the catcher; "Who is catching?"

Hypernym(s): play




38. catch - verb

· become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window"

Hypernym(s): witness, find, see




39. catch - verb

· delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"

Hypernym(s): delay, detain, hold_up





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