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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 ?
The rest will be catchable too if we have a good run and they have a disaster.
When England have an off-day they are just about catchable, but when they're on form they're unstoppable by anything in Europe.
Ashton United and Ilkeston are also catchable, though unlikely - Blyth needing Curzon Ashton to slip up while continuing to do the business themselves.
Immaculata to me are an especially good side but as long as we can keep winning ourselves, it will give us a chance because Ards Rangers are definitely catchable at this early stage.
7% accuracy rate for catchable events as defined by its customer base.
Asked if it was realistic to suggest Mercedes could be caught, Boullier said: "It's true the gap is huge now but a one-second gap is catchable.
And despite the Blue Toon's healthy lead at the top, Love believes they are catchable.
This late start did not initially appear to have hampered the Knights too much, though, as they were only trailing the Raiders 37-26 at the end of the first quarter - a score that could have been easily catchable.
Although Corby Town will still be catchable if they lose at Halifax tonight following their shock defeat at rock bottom Hinckley on Monday, Colwyn Bay will need a massive turn around in form to take advantage of their three games in hand.
They are catchable but they've either got to falter or someone else has got to put on a sprint," he said.
Root passed his 50 with his sixth four when Samuels went round the wicket and induced an edge from the new angle, at catchable height, wide of slip.
The other feature of the updated standings is Paul Young edging past Kelly Findlay back in the sixth and final qualifying position for next year's Trainers' Championship meeting, although around ten handlers will fancy their chances of a top six finish, with Nick Savva (fourth) downwards appearing catchable.
Then in the same breath he claims Vettel is catchable, at least if he and the team "work collectively", and in particular if he is able "to strike a balance between aggression and being conservative.
Tim Linley could have picked up six wickets in the first half hour, but two chances went to ground and another flew at a catchable height in-between second and third slip.
In all, there were five dropped catches, a missed run-out and one ball, at an easily catchable height, that eluded fieldsmen who should have caught it.