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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

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We still haven't had impacts to catchable populations, but we are seeing future catchable fish declining, especially in areas where the infection and its intensity have escalated," he says.
With five games remaining in the season Mills says Dover are still catchable in fourth, although he is simply focusing on finishing in the top five.
And it could have been even better had Croft not shelled a catchable chance to dismiss James Foster at second slip, with Foster going on to share an unbeaten 58-run stand with Nick Browne, who is 78 not out.
After beating Wimbledon at Victoria Park on Saturday, Pool went to Dagenham in the hope of reducing the gap to safety to a catchable three points.
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. I know a lot of areas where we can work and improve."
Unless you believe Celtic are catchable it can be shrugged off by winning at Motherwell and getting the Euro trek back on track.
However, the Park skipper insists the league leaders remain "catchable" and that this could yet be his team's year.
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.
Benkenstein edged Anderson for two fours then steered him wide of the slips for another boundary, while Ben Stokes edged the England bowler at catchable height through the vacant fourth slip position.
As these crappies grow to catchable size, fishing is temporarily great until natural mortality and harvest take their toll, then fishing declines.
A generous annual stocking of catchable rainbow trout supplements large populations of petite bluegill and crappie.
NEW BOY Louis Saha defiantly sprang to the aid of his beleaguered Manchester United team-mates last night, insisting: "Arsenal are catchable and we can still make the Champions League quarter-finals."
Saha said: "Arsenal are catchable. It is much too early to say that the championship is decided.
Alec Swann and Stuart Law shepherded the visitors to 89 for two at the close - a deficit of 426 - but Yorkshire's mood would have been even brighter had Victor Craven held on to a catchable opportunity at third slip when Swann had made just four.
As a receiver coach, you have to teach your receivers to catch the catchable ball and, just as important, make 100% of their blocks.