English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  • the act of catching an object with the hands
  • a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
  • a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
  • a restraint that checks the motion of something
  • a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
  • a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
  • anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
  • a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  • the quantity that was caught


  • contract
  • delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
  • be struck or affected by
  • grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
  • detect a blunder or misstep
  • discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
  • become aware of
  • be the catcher
  • catch up with and possibly overtake
  • succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
  • to hook or entangle
  • cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
  • spread or be communicated
  • reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
  • take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
  • capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
  • take in and retain
  • attract and fix
  • apprehend and reproduce accurately
  • attract; cause to be enamored
  • reach in time
  • suffer from the receipt of
  • perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
  • see or watch
  • hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
  • perceive by hearing
  • get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
  • check oneself during an action
  • start burning


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Scrabble score for catch

Scrabble score = 12

generated at 06:34:27 on 20-10-19

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