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1. 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




2. 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




3. 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




4. 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




5. 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




6. catch - verb

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

Synonym(s): hitch

Hypernym(s): attach




7. 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




8. 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




9. catch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): board, get_on




10. catch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




11. catch - verb

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

Synonym(s): overtake, catch_up_with




12. catch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): change




13. 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




14. 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




15. 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




16. catch - verb

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




17. 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




18. 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




19. catch - verb

· contract; "did you catch a cold?"

Hypernym(s): contract, take, get




20. catch - verb

· start burning; "The fire caught"

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




21. 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




22. catch - verb

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

Synonym(s): get

Hypernym(s): hurt, ache, suffer




23. 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




24. 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




25. 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




26. catch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): spread, propagate




27. catch - verb

· be the catcher; "Who is catching?"

Hypernym(s): play




28. catch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): witness, find, see




29. 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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