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Definition of "catch" []

  • To capture or seize, especially after a chase. (verb-transitive)
  • To take by or as if by trapping or snaring. (verb-transitive)
  • To discover or come upon suddenly, unexpectedly, or accidentally: He was caught in the act of stealing. (verb-transitive)
  • To become cognizant or aware of suddenly: caught her gazing out the window. (verb-transitive)
  • To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp: caught me by the arm; caught the reins. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "catch" in a sentence
  • "Not only did the title catch my attention, but the book totally captivated me."
  • "Thor doesn't like this but, the catch is the majority of the Asgard ships are 'unavailable'."
  • "If the weight of this catch is accurate, it wouldn't be the first bass to top Perry's record."