Definitions for catch

Definitions for (noun) catch

Main entry: pinch, catch, collar, apprehension, arrest, taking into custody

Definition: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

Usage: the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

Main entry: grab, catch, snatch, snap

Definition: the act of catching an object with the hands

Usage: Mays made the catch with his back to the plate; he made a grab for the ball before it landed; Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away; the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

Main entry: catch

Definition: a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth

Usage: he played catch with his son in the backyard

Main entry: catch

Definition: a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

Main entry: catch, stop

Definition: a restraint that checks the motion of something

Usage: he used a book as a stop to hold the door open

Main entry: gimmick, catch

Definition: a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

Usage: it sounds good but what's the catch?

Main entry: catch

Definition: a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

Main entry: catch

Definition: anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)

Usage: he shared his catch with the others

Main entry: catch, match

Definition: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

Main entry: catch, haul

Definition: the quantity that was caught

Usage: the catch was only 10 fish

Definitions for (verb) catch

Main entry: catch

Definition: contract

Usage: did you catch a cold?

Main entry: catch

Definition: delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned

Usage: I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting

Main entry: catch

Definition: be struck or affected by

Usage: catch fire; catch the mood

Main entry: catch, get

Definition: grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

Usage: did you catch that allusion?; We caught something of his theory in the lecture; don't catch your meaning; did you get it?; She didn't get the joke; I just don't get him

Main entry: trip up, catch

Definition: detect a blunder or misstep

Usage: The reporter tripped up the senator

Main entry: catch

Definition: discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state

Usage: She caught her son eating candy; She was caught shoplifting

Main entry: catch

Definition: become aware of

Usage: he caught her staring out the window

Main entry: catch

Definition: be the catcher

Usage: Who is catching?

Main entry: overtake, catch, catch up with

Definition: catch up with and possibly overtake

Usage: The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp

Main entry: capture, catch, get

Definition: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

Usage: We finally got the suspect; Did you catch the thief?

Main entry: hitch, catch

Definition: to hook or entangle

Usage: One foot caught in the stirrup

Main entry: catch

Definition: cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled

Usage: I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles

Main entry: catch

Definition: spread or be communicated

Usage: The fashion did not catch

Main entry: get, catch

Definition: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

Usage: the rock caught her in the back of the head; The blow got him in the back; The punch caught him in the stomach

Main entry: catch, take hold of, grab

Definition: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

Usage: Catch the ball!; Grab the elevator door!

Main entry: capture, catch

Definition: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

Usage: I caught a rabbit in the trap today

Main entry: catch

Definition: take in and retain

Usage: We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater

Main entry: arrest, get, catch

Definition: attract and fix

Usage: His look caught her; She caught his eye; Catch the attention of the waiter

Main entry: catch, get

Definition: apprehend and reproduce accurately

Usage: She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings; She got the mood just right in her photographs

Main entry: charm, captivate, capture, catch, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, beguile, bewitch, becharm, trance

Definition: attract; cause to be enamored

Usage: She captured all the men's hearts

Main entry: catch

Definition: reach in time

Usage: I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock

Main entry: catch, get

Definition: suffer from the receipt of

Usage: She will catch hell for this behavior!

Main entry: pick up, catch

Definition: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily

Usage: I caught the aroma of coffee; He caught the allusion in her glance; ears open to catch every sound; The dog picked up the scent; Catch a glimpse

Main entry: see, watch, view, take in, catch

Definition: see or watch

Usage: view a show on television; This program will be seen all over the world; view an exhibition; Catch a show on Broadway; see a movie

Main entry: overhear, catch, take in

Definition: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

Usage: We overheard the conversation at the next table

Main entry: get, catch

Definition: perceive by hearing

Usage: I didn't catch your name; She didn't get his name when they met the first time

Main entry: catch

Definition: get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly

Usage: Catch some sleep; catch one's breath

Main entry: catch

Definition: check oneself during an action

Usage: She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind

Main entry: catch

Definition: start burning

Usage: The fire caught

Visual thesaurus for catch