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Synonyms for catch

Synonyms for catch

to gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase

to come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly

to perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

to get hold of (something moving)

to grasp at (something) eagerly, forcibly, and abruptly with the jaws

to have a sudden overwhelming effect on

to go aboard (a means of transport)

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to make secure

to become or cause to become stuck or lodged

to gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping

to become affected with a disease

catch up: to come up even with another

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catch up: to draw in so that extrication is difficult

catch up: to compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of

the act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding

a device for fastening or for checking motion

a person or thing worth catching

a tricky or unsuspected condition

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a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

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the quantity that was caught

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a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

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

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

a restraint that checks the motion of something

a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

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

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the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly

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perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily

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reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

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

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

to hook or entangle

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attract and fix

capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly

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catch up with and possibly overtake

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be struck or affected by

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check oneself during an action

hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

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

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detect a blunder or misstep

grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

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contract

perceive by hearing

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suffer from the receipt of

apprehend and reproduce accurately

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spread or be communicated

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become aware of

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delay or hold up

References in periodicals archive ?
Bucks struck a further double blow without any further addition to the score when Cherry had Worthy caught by Atkins for 35 and night-watchman Cant was caught behind for a duck.
But Keedy had Pothas caught behind and then Mahmood removed Benham for a 139-ball 64, with 11 fours included.
Jones soon had James Tredwell caught behind with the total 12 before Matthew Walker was pinned leg-before by Phillips - 54 for two.
J Wood and S Wood added 37 in the first eight overs, with the former particularly harsh on anything short from Cosgrove, but the bowler eventually found a decent length and, along with Paul Wilkinson, managed to stem the flow with only eight scored off the next six overs, before J Wood was superbly caught behind by Chris Sansom for 34 after surviving what seemed an obvious caught behind appeal the ball before.
Swann had Croft caught behind and Gary Keedy chipping to mid wicket, giving the off-spinner final figures of three for 78, while Franks had Dominic Cork caught by Wood and won an lbw decision against Sajid Mahmood.
As reported yesterday, the figures for Warwickshire last year show a total of 682 motorists appeared before county magistrates after being caught behind the wheel with too much alcohol - an increase of 37 on 2004.
Their partnership was finally ended when Hussey was caught behind off Johan Botha for 45.
After Hoggard had bounced out Xavier Marshall, Anderson had Ganga caught behind, the first of three victims for reserve wicketkeeper Geraint Jones, then trapped Willett lbw in the penultimate over before lunch.
Waqar had them reeling at 15-2 when he had both opener Dirkie Viljoen and Murray Goodwin caught behind.
Omar Mahmoud had opener Tim Seifert caught behind by wicketkeeper Shivank Vijayakumar for seven while Moz Qazi had one-drop batsman Ken McClure caught behind, also for seven runs.
Ian Pattison was clean bowled by Greg Willott without scoring and Will Purser had Gary Scott caught behind by Goodwin for four.
Chanderpaul, who finished unbeaten on 147, was also the beneficiary of a controversial decision by Australian umpire Daryl Harper to overturn his original judgement of a caught behind appeal off Graeme Swann, eight runs short of three figures.
Shantry had been the pick of the attack and he though he had the West Indian caught behind but the appeal was rejected and Hinds completed his 50 in the next over.
Graeme Hick departed to a poor shot when he lunged flat-footed at Graham Wagg and was caught behind for six to leave his side in deep trouble at 50 for four.
Gough and last man Ben Sanderson helped Bresnan add further useful runs until Oliver Newby had them both caught behind by Sutton, who had held on to five catches on the first day.