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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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