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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 ?
Trott had been caught behind a ball earlier, then Ian Bell was fortunate to get away with a bottom edge to the keeper before he tickled spinner Kane Williamson to McCullum for a scratchy 30.
Luke Wright had Wallace caught behind before Maynard was leg before for a composed 76 from 104 balls.
First to go was Imrul Kayes for a duck, caught behind off Sharma (3-65).
Sajid Mahmood had Ian Westwood caught behind and Kyle Hogg forced Ian Bell (five) to clip to Tom Smith at midwicket with his first ball to leave the score at 37 for four in the 17th over.
Mitchell Johnson got rid off Fidel Edwards caught behind for the fourth duck of the morning to complete a dramatic collapse from the hosts.
It was left to James Franklin from the other end to claim the third wicket to have Chris Taylor caught behind.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band or a brilliant recording of Beethoven's 5th Symphony is small consolation for being caught behind a stalled vehicle in the third lane from the right or spectator slowing.
Adam Lyth looked surprised to be given out caught behind to Cook's second ball, and Kraigg Brathwaite played down the wrong line to be lbw to Porter in the next over.
Sidebottom made the initial breakthrough in the seventh over when, with successive deliveries, he had Alex Davies caught in the gully and Luke Procter caught behind.
From 3 for 33, skipper Vala added another 32 runs with Dogodo Bau before Raza had Vala caught behind by wicketkeeper Saqlain Haider for 17.
Root made 50 before giving debutant Chris Morris his first test wicket when he nibbled at a ball and was caught behind by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.
Reece, who has endured a miserable start to the season, was trapped lbw by Payne and Horton caught behind driving loosely at Miles.
Mark Wood nibbled one away to have Ben Slater caught behind for six in the fourth over and after Chesney Hughes pulled Wood for six, he tried to repeat the shot against Chris Rushworth and holed out for 24.
He fell shortly afterwards, caught behind for 32 off an outside edge to give off-spinner Nathan Lyon his only wicket.
Chris Jordan then had Simpson caught behind before Panesar claimed the last three wickets.