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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 ?
Without accounting for total catches from all sectors, it is not possible to obtain any comprehensive measure of the formal and informal economic value of these resources, or of the risks excessive fishing may represent to an island entity.
Growing fleets, government subsidies, larger investments in fuel, and improvements in the gear and techniques used to find and catch fish also helped maintain high global catches. Between 1950 and 1988, total annual fish catches reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) grew from 19.2 million metric tons to a peak of 88.6 million metric tons.
Among the big catches were: Lee Wilkinson from Consett with 18 trout on Bloodworm and Zonkers.
It is only by studying the figures of the catches made by anglers that the Environment Agency can get a complete picture.
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.
Ken Pascoe carried on his bottom pond boat catches with a limit and then seven fish all caught on a drowned daddy longlegs pattern and he also caught five rainbows from the bank while Ian Oxley and Howard Davies both boated two fish.
CHATTON TROUT FISHERY 01668 215226 / NE66 5RF Sport was certainly on the up this week and among the catches was Peter Davison with 18 caught on Buzzers.
A large shoal remained consistently at the East Bay, drifting from deep to shallow waters, and anglers enjoyed themselves with some excellent catches.
dangerously depleted, and fishermen are reporting smaller and smaller catches of younger and younger fish.
Neil Shottle, Paul Collins, Chris Calver and Matt Williams all had three fish 6lb catches and among those with a 4lb brace to take away were Ken Holder, Dave Price, Ben Dyer and Mark Hayes.
Anglers among the big catches were M Proudfoot with 14, while Jack Hodgson landed 12 on Black and Green Lures and PTN.
CHANGING conditions which saw no two halves of a day being consistent made it a dif-ficult week for both bait and fly anglers at SCALING DAM, although there were moments in certain areas where some good catches were recorded.
Ethan Bowen and Kyle Every caught well from the Aberdare AA club boat while Tim Gunter bank-fished successfully with evening catches on sedges and small emerger pattern flies.
Regular rod Phil Hambley caught 18 on Buzzers, while rods from the Stanley area - D Neilson (12), Paul Snaith (11), Malcolm Proudlock (9) and G Hughes (8) - were among the best catches. R Bean took the best fish of the week at 8lb.