Dictionary Results for catch|
1. catch - noun
· a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; "it sounds good but what's the catch?"
2. catch - noun
· the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
3. catch - noun
· a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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
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
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"
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"
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"
32. catch - verb
· suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
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"
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?"
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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