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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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This copper vase is <Ban expert in catching the light, with its soft and gentle curves reflecting mulitple tones of copper.
He said: "The idea behind Catching the Light was to create an exhibition which shows these wonderful subjects in a simple and elegant way that helps visitors to relate to and make connections with the birds that they have just seen." The exhibition runs until March 29.
ARCH IS ALL WHITE: The Whittle Arch was catching the light this morning with its dusting of snow.
(The irony is a couple of the small character studies, such as the glowing Ena, 2000, have much more feeling, almost as if they were the final products and the big picture the study.) An even lar ger work, Linden 2, 2000, is an over-the-top example of Katz's landscape mode, which has degenerated over the years into a kind of trick picture: On a flat, dark ground (this time the color of an army truck), a few deft brushstrokes nudge the viewer to a perceptual closure so the whole thing clicks--in this case, as tree leaves catching the light. (Think of a Pollock suddenly revealing itself as a painting of yarn spilled all over the floor.) Katz uses the same device at the Whitney, only there the prize in the Cracker Jacks is a row of illuminated urban windows at night.
Is there abreeze passing over the water, making little waves, catching the light, bending it, spilling it, mixing the colours?
These activities would be preceded by a period spent sitting in silence doing and thinking nothing, just being in the space and catching the light. There were times that the floor, walls, and ceiling planes felt like a third skin, protecting me by metabolizing the streaming information moving into and out of my body.
Marlowe looked up, his sloeblack eyes catching the light.