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Overview of noun catching

The noun catching has 3 senses

  • catching -- ((baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team)

  • detection, catching, espial, spying, spotting -- (the act of detecting something; catching sight of something)

  • catching, contracting -- (becoming infected; "catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"; "the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic")

Overview of verb catch

The verb catch has 29 senses

  • catch -- (discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting")

  • catch, pick up -- (perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "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")

  • get, catch -- (reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach")

  • catch, grab, take hold of -- (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!")

  • get, catch, capture -- (succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?")

  • hitch, catch -- (to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup")

  • catch, arrest, get -- (attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter")

  • capture, catch -- (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today")

  • catch -- (reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock")

  • catch -- (get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath")

  • overtake, catch, catch up with -- (catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp")

  • catch -- (be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood")

  • catch -- (check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind")

  • catch, take in, overhear -- (hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table")

  • watch, view, see, catch, take in -- (see or watch; "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")

  • catch -- (cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles")

  • trip up, catch -- (detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator")

  • catch, get -- (grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; "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")

  • catch -- (contract; "did you catch a cold?")

  • catch -- (start burning; "The fire caught")

  • catch, get -- (perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time")

  • catch, get -- (suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!")

  • capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant -- (attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts")

  • catch, get -- (apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs")

  • catch -- (take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater")

  • catch -- (spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch")

  • catch -- (be the catcher; "Who is catching?")

  • catch -- (become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window")

  • catch -- (delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting")

Overview of adj catching

The adj catching has 1 sense