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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 ?
Steven Morgan and John Allen both took 80lb catches of carp from this lake; Kevin Hills' catch weighed 70lb, while on Kingfisher Lake it was all tench for Kevin Brown, who had nearly 60lb of fish.
Jarrett's seven receptions for 95 yards and the three touchdowns led the Trojans on Saturday and his 46 catches for 663 yards and 12 touchdowns lead the team this season.
Because larger catches are easier to divide up among competing interests, the councils' responsibility to allocate catches, the report continued, "encourages them to set lax fishery limits, undermining conservation.
If he catches too many fish, however, he may leave few fish behind for his children's table.
They reanalyzed the locations of all previous catches, and then, taking into consideration deep-ocean and surface currents, charted a new course to look for the larvae.
Our goal for the 11th annual STAR Tournament is to have everyone who catches a tagged redfish throughout the summer walk away with a lot more than just a fish," said STAR Tournament Director Bill Kinney.
It's lovely,'' said Lewis, whose 14 catches is twice as many as the next Bruin receiver.
Ravens Nest Fishery 01291 689564 A 14lb 2oz rainbow caught by Steve Bedford was the top trout in a week of good catches.
Among the catches was Derek Todd from Morpeth, who landed 11 to 11lb on Black Zonkers, while Don Thompson from Whitley Bay caught seven on Olive Spiders.
CATCHES are still continuing to improve at WEST HOUSE, but catching in the middle of the hot, bright days has been a challenge, with the best times being early morning and evening.
Both anglers had opening-round catches weighing exactly 5 pounds, 10 ounces.
The catcher should try to catch the top half of the high pitch, as his 13-inch glove from heel to tip will make the pitch look 13 inches higher than it really is if he catches the ball with the fingers up.
These latest European strain identifications, together with those announced July 31, include 247 catches from 14 areas of the state.
Some excellent match catches were made during the week.
Fixed catches do not provide this advantage and often break at a weak point in the door or catch system when great force is applied.