Definition of CATCH

noun : CATCH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; "it sounds good but what's the catch?" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish" ;

  • 4. (

    ) anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion) ;

  • 6. (

    ) a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window ;

  • 8. (

    ) a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard" ;

  • 9. (

    ) the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion" ;

verb : CATCH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup" ;

  • 7. (

    ) attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

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

  • 12. (

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

  • 13. (

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

  • 14. (

    ) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table" ;

  • 15. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 16. (

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

  • 17. (

    ) detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator" ;

  • 18. (