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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 ?
Year-class strength is set by reproductive success and recruitment, the process by which fish are added to the catchable population.
Newcastle are catchable, of course they are, but we can only worry about what we can influence.
Fall Creek, above Fall Creek Reservoir in the Willamette National Forest east of Springfield, is heavily stocked with catchable rainbow trout for the first 13 miles above the reservoir (to Gold Creek above Puma Campground).
Lake Guthridge in Sale already receives catchable size rainbow trout for the June and September school holidays each year.
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.
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.
Both Lakeside and Eastbourne remain catchable in the race for top-four places, and Birmingham will be desperate to see King back from injury and their primary doubling-up riders available for next week's matches against Poole and Coventry.
ANDREW STRAUSS (246-5) A moment to forget for the England captain, who fumbled a tough but very catchable chance when batting hero Kevin O'Brien sent a Paul Collingwood delivery high into the air.
Kerry Morgan's first-minute header saw County seal the win over Bishop's Stortford that leaves Dean Holdsworth's side only catchable on goal difference.
O'Neill's men started slowly though and the aggregate scores were level when Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan was indecisive when attacking what looked a catchable ball from an inswinging corner by Dunn and Kalinic powered in a goalbound header which took a deflection off Warnock.
They had hoped they'd be groggier and more catchable then but were surprised when they found they were sprightly.
The Dons trail the Jambos by five points with two games to go but Dundee United are still catchable after they lost to Celtic.
Denby Grange started aggressively in reply, although they could have been stopped in their tracks had Steve Swap not stood and watched as a very catchable ball flew over his shoulder for four.
We've got to try and keep the pressure on Leeds but it's the same with the Catalans -we're catchable as well.
Notre Dame tried a similar play on its first two-point conversion attempt, but Canyon was called for pass interference, although several players and coaches on the Cowboys' sideline argued the ball wasn't catchable.