HyperDic: catch

English > 39 senses of the word catch:
VERBcognitioncatchdiscover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly / unexpectedly
perceptioncatch, pick upperceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
contactcatch, getreach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
contactcatch, grab, take hold oftake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
contactcatch, get, capturesucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
contactcatch, hitchto hook or entangle
contactcatch, arrest, getattract and fix
contactcatch, capturecapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
motioncatchreach in time
possessioncatchget or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
competitioncatch, overtake, catch up withcatch up with and possibly overtake / overtake
changecatchbe struck or affected by
socialcatchcheck oneself during an action
perceptioncatch, take in, overhearhear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
perceptioncatch, watch, view, see, take insee or watch
contactcatchcause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
cognitioncatch, trip updetect a blunder or misstep
cognitioncatch, getgrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
bodycatchcontract
weathercatchstart burning
perceptioncatch, getperceive by hearing
perceptioncatch, getsuffer from the receipt of
emotioncatch, capture, enamour, trance, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantattract
creationcatch, getapprehend and reproduce accurately
contactcatchtake in and retain
contactcatchspread or be communicated
competitioncatchbe the catcher
cognitioncatchbecome aware of
changecatchdelay or hold up
NOUNattributecatch, gimmicka drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident / evident
quantitycatch, haulthe quantity that was caught
person catch, matcha person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
objectcatchanything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
communicationcatcha break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
artifactcatch, stopa restraint that checks the motion of something
artifactcatcha fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
actcatcha cooperative game in which a ball / ball is passed back and forth
actcatch, grab, snatch, snapthe act of catching an object with the hands
actcatch, apprehension, arrest, collar, pinch, taking into custodythe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
catch > pronunciation
Soundskae'ch
Rhymesattach ... thatch / Thatch: 16 rhymes with aech...
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident / evident.
Example"it sounds good but what's the catch?"
Synonymgimmick
BroaderdrawbackThe quality of being a hindrance
Adjectivescatchyhaving concealed difficulty
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe quantity that was caught.
Example"the catch was only 10 fish"
Synonymhaul
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
Verbscatchcapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.
Synonymmatch
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Spanishpartido
Catalanpartit
Verbscatchattract
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningAnything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching).
Example"he shared his catch with the others"
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion).
Broadermanner of speaking, speech, deliveryYour characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA restraint that checks the motion of something.
Synonymstop
Narrowerbench hookAny of various stops on a workbench against which work can be pushed (as while chiseling or planing)
doorstop, doorstopperA stop that keeps open doors from moving
pawl, detent, click, dogA hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
tripper, tripA catch mechanism that acts as a switch
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
Spanishseguro, tope
Catalandispositiu de seguretat, topall
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA fastener that fastens or locks a door or window.
NarrowerhaspA fastener for a door or lid
hood latchA catch that holds the hood of a car shut
hookA catch for locking a door
latchcatch for fastening a door or gate
Broaderfastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Spanishaldaba, pestillo
Catalanbalda, baldó, llisquet, pestell
Verbscatchto hook or entangle
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA cooperative game in which a ball / ball is passed back and forth.
Example"he played catch with his son in the backyard"
BroadergameAn amusement or pastime
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of catching an object with the hands.
Example"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
Synonymsgrab, snatch, snap
Narrowerfair catch(American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled
interception(American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
mesh, meshing, interlock, interlockingThe act of interlocking or meshing
reboundThe act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
reception(American football) the act of catching a pass in football
shoestring catch(baseball) a running catch made near the ground
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Spanishagarrada, agarrón, asimiento, cogida
Catalanagafada
Verbscatchtake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
English > catch: 39 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningThe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).
Synonymsapprehension, arrest, collar, pinch, taking into custody
Broadercapture, gaining control, seizureThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
Spanisharresto, detención
Catalanarrest, detenció
Verbscatchsucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningDiscover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly / unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
BroadersurpriseCause to be surprised
Similar tocatchBecome aware of
Spanishatrapar, coger, pescar, pillar, sorprender
Catalanenganxar, enxampar, pescar
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningperceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "ears open to catch every sound"
  • "Catch a glimpse"
Synonympick up
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Spanishcaptar, percibir
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningreach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymget
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishdar
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningtake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Catch the ball!"
Synonymsgrab, take hold of
Narrowerfishcatch or try to catch fish or shellfish
harpoonSpear with a harpoon
hookcatch with a hook
intercept, stopseize / seize on its way
net, nettcatch with a net
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
See alsocatch upreach the point where one should be after a delay
Similar tocatchBe the catcher
Spanishagarrar, atrapar, capturar, cazar, coger
Catalanagafar, arrabassar, capturar, prendre
Nounscatchthe act of catching an object with the hands
catcherthe position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
catcher(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningsucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "Did you catch the thief?"
Synonymsget, capture
Narrowerlasso, ropecatch / catch with a lasso
recapture, retakecapture again
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishatrapar, capturar
Catalanagafar, capturar
Nounscatchthe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningTo hook or entangle.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymhitch
Narrowersnagcatch on a snag
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Oppositeunhitchunfasten or release from or as if from a hitch
Similar tocatchCause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
Spanishamarrar, engancharse, enganchar, liarse
Catalanarrear, guarnir
Nounscatcha fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningattract and fix.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Catch the attention of the waiter"
Synonymsarrest, get
Broaderattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Spanishatrapar
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningCapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcapture
Narrowerbagcapture or kill, as in hunting / hunting
batfowlcatch birds by temporarily blinding them
froghunt frogs for food
hunt, run, hunt down, track downpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
ratcatch rats, especially with dogs
trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammelcatch in or as if in a trap
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Similar tocatchtake in and retain
Spanishcapturar
Catalancapturar
Nounscatchthe quantity that was caught
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 9, motion
Meaningreach in time.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
Narrowergetreach and board
Broaderboard, get onGet on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
Similar toovertake, catch, catch up withcatch up with and possibly overtake / overtake
Spanishcoger
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 10, possession
MeaningGet or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "Catch some sleep"
  • "catch one's breath"
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 11, competition
Meaningcatch up with and possibly overtake / overtake.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsovertake, catch up with
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Similar tocatchreach in time
Spanishalcanzar
Catalanassolir
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 12, change
MeaningBe struck or affected by.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "catch fire"
  • "catch the mood"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tocatch, getSuffer from the receipt of
Catalanagafar
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 13, social
Meaningcheck oneself during an action.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
Broadercontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 14, perception
Meaninghear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
Synonymstake in, overhear
Entailslistenhear with intention
Broaderhearperceive (sound) via the auditory sense
Similar tocatch, getperceive by hearing
Spanishentender, escuchar, oír por casualidad, oír sin querer
Catalanaconseguir sentir
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 15, perception
MeaningSee or watch.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue catch the movie
Example "Catch a show on Broadway"
Synonymswatch, view, see, take in
Narrowerpreviewwatch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public
spectateBe a spectator in a sports event
visualize, visualiseview the outline of by means of an X-ray
Broaderwatchlook attentively
Similar toseeperceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
Spanishcapturar, mirar, ver
Catalancapturar, mirar, veure
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 16, contact
MeaningCause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Similar tocatchdelay or hold up
hitch, catchTo hook or entangle
Spanishcapturar, cazar
Catalancaçar, capturar
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 17, cognition
Meaningdetect a blunder or misstep.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymtrip up
Broaderlearn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeGet to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Spanishatrapar, pescar
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 18, cognition
Meaninggrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of.
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "did you catch that allusion?"
  • "don't catch your meaning"
Synonymget
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Similar tocatch, getapprehend and reproduce accurately
getacquire as a result of some effort or action
Spanishcomprender, entender
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 19, body
Meaningcontract.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"did you catch a cold?"
Narrowercatch coldcome down with a cold
Broadercontract, take, getBe stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Similar tocontract, take, getBe stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Spanishcoger
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 20, weather
Meaningstart burning.
PatternSomething ----s
Broadererupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagratestart to burn or burst into flames
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 21, perception
Meaningperceive by hearing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I didn't catch your name"
Synonymget
Broaderhearperceive (sound) via the auditory sense
Similar tocatch, take in, overhearhear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
Spanishescuchar, oír
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 22, perception
MeaningSuffer from the receipt of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She will catch hell for this behavior!"
Synonymget
Broaderhurt, ache, sufferFeel physical pain
Similar tocatchBe struck or affected by
get, receiveReceive as a retribution or punishment
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 23, emotion
Meaningattract; cause to be enamored.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymscapture, enamour, trance, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
Narrowerholdhold the attention of
workgratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Broaderattract, appealBe attractive to
Spanishcaptar, capturar, cautivar, conquistar, deleitar, enamorar, encantar, fascinar
Catalancaptar, captivar, capturar, delectar, embruixar, enamorar, encantar, encisar, extasiar, fascinar, fetillar, seduir
Nounscatcha person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 24, creation
Meaningapprehend and reproduce accurately.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymget
Broaderreproducerecreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.
Similar tocatch, getgrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
Spanishcaptar, capturar, lograr
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 25, contact
Meaningtake in and retain.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
Broaderroll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoardGet or gather together
Similar tocapture, catchCapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
Spanishcapturar
Nounscatchmenta structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 26, contact
MeaningSpread or be communicated.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The fashion did not catch"
Broaderspread, propagateBecome distributed or widespread
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 27, competition
MeaningBe the catcher.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Who is catching?"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broaderplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Similar tocatch, grab, take hold oftake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
Spanishrecoger
Nounscatcher(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 28, cognition
MeaningBecome aware of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderwitness, find, seeperceive or be contemporaneous with
Similar tocatchDiscover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly / unexpectedly
English > catch: 39 senses > verb 29, change
Meaningdelay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Broaderdelay, detain, hold upCause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed
Similar tocatchCause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled

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