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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 classic literature ?
When he had really caught three small fish, and said he had caught six, it used to make him quite jealous to hear a man, whom he knew for a fact had only caught one, going about telling people he had landed two dozen.
So, eventually, he made one final arrangement with himself, which he has religiously held to ever since, and that was to count each fish that he caught as ten, and to assume ten to begin with.
Toward the center of the city there appeared to be a low, white building around which the larger edifices of the city had been built, and here, in the fast-waning light, Tarzan thought that between two buildings he caught the glint of water, but of that he was not sure.
Tarzan of the Apes realized his limitations and so he knew that it would undoubtedly spell death for him to be caught in the open space by one of the great black lions of the forest if, as he had already surmised, Numa of the pit was a specimen of the forest lion of the valley.
The swift current caught us, flung us toward the south shore, but before we could make a landing flung us back toward the north shore.
We strained our eyes for a glimpse of the town, and the first sight we caught of it gave us immense relief.
8) The lice which they caught in their clothes they left behind, but carried home in their clothes those which they could not catch.
And she caught at the brooch; but it was too late: the pin had slipped, and the Queen had pricked her finger.
And then the little sleeves were carefully rolled up, and the little arms were plunged in elbow-deep to get the rushes a good long way down before breaking them off--and for a while Alice forgot all about the Sheep and the knitting, as she bent over the side of the boat, with just the ends of her tangled hair dipping into the water--while with bright eager eyes she caught at one bunch after another of the darling scented rushes.
It was the owner of the field, who was coming on tiptoes to see if, by chance, he had caught the Weasels which had been eating his chickens.
Great was his surprise when, on holding up his lantern, he saw that, instead of a Weasel, he had caught a boy!
It gave way, and in the instant that she entered her eye caught the scene--the Board standing about with open watches; Dempsey Donovan in his shirt sleeves dancing, light-footed, with the wary grace of the modern pugilist, within easy reach of his adversary; Terry O'Sullivan standing with arms folded and a murderous look in his dark eyes.
But truth compels me to admit that East, at any rate, forgot it all in a week, but remembered the insult which had been put upon him by Farmer Thompson, and with the Tadpole and other hair-brained youngsters committed a raid on the barn soon afterwards, in which they were caught by the shepherds and severely handled, besides having to pay eight shillings--all the money they had in the world--to escape being taken up to the Doctor.
The morning dew was still lying on the thick undergrowth of the grass, and that he might not get his feet wet, Sergey Ivanovitch asked his brother to drive him in the trap up to the willow tree from which the carp was caught.
And, do you know, he sought for it continually, for months and months, and never caught even a glimpse of it.