English dictionary definition of:

catch


Noun

  • a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
  • the quantity that was caught
  • a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  • 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
  • the act of catching an object with the hands
  • the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

Verb

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

Thesaurus

apprehension   arrest   becharm   beguile   bewitch   captivate   capture   charm   collar   enamor   enamour   enchant   entrance   fascinate   get   gimmick   grab   haul   hitch   match   overhear   overtake   pinch   see   snap   snatch   stop   trance   view   watch  

Scrabble score for catch


Scrabble score = 12

generated at 15:40:48 on 12-02-20

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