Complete Definition of "catch"

English

Pronunciation
enPR|kÄch, IPA|/kætÊ/, /kεtÊ/, SAMPA|/k{tS/, /kEtS/
audio|en-us-catch.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|es|-

  1. countable The act of catching an object in motion in the air.

#: The player made an impressive catch by leaping into the air.
#: Nice catch!

  1. countable The act of noticing, understanding or hearing.

#: Good catch. I would never have remembered that.

  1. uncountable The game of catching a ball.

#: The kids love to play catch.

  1. countable A find, in particular a boyfriend/girlfriend.

#: Did you see his latest catch?

  1. context|countable|uncountable That which is captured or the amount which is captured, especially of fish.

#: The boaters took a picture of their biggest catch.

  1. countable A clasp which stops something from opening.

#: She installed a sturdy catch to keep her cabinets closed tight.

  1. A emotion-caused pause in voice

#: There was a catch in his voice when he spoke his father's name.

  1. countable A problem, a snag, especially in a deal or negotiation; a hitch

#: It sounds like a great idea, but what's the catch?

Derived terms
crowd catch

Translations
trans-top|the act of catching a ball
Finnish: koppi
Ewe: xe
German: Fang m
Hebrew: תפ××¡× (tfisa) f
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|گرتÙ
Swedish: fångst c
trans-bottom

trans-top|a find, in particular a boyfriend/girlfriend
Finnish: saalis, löytö
trans-mid
German: Fang m
trans-bottom

trans-top|a clasp which stops something from opening
Finnish: haka, salpa, solki
trans-mid
Swedish: hasp c, hake c
trans-bottom

trans-top|a problem, a snag, especially in a deal or negotiation; a hitch
Finnish: koukku
Hebrew: ×¢×קץ ('oqetz) m
trans-mid
Swedish: hake c
trans-bottom

trans-top|that which is captured or the amount which is captured, especially of fish
Finnish: saalis
German: Fang m
trans-mid
Swedish: fångst c
trans-bottom

trans-top|the act of noticing, understanding or hearing
Finnish: huomio
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|the game of catching a ball
Finnish: kopittelu
trans-mid
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Verb
en-verb|catches|catching|caught

  1. transitive To capture, especially in the hands.

#: I will throw you the ball, and you catch it.
#: I hope I catch a fish.

  1. transitive To understand.

#: ''Did you catch his name?

  1. transitive To notice.

#: Did you catch the way she looked at him?

  1. transitive To detect; sense.

#: He was caught on video robbing the bank.

  1. transitive To seize an opportunity

#: I have some free time tonight so I think I'll catch a movie.

  1. transitive To take a form of transportation that only leaves at certain times.

#: I would love to have dinner but I have to catch a plane.
#: The surfer let the smaller wave pass so he could catch the bigger one.

  1. intransitive To engage, stick, or grasp.

#: Push it in until it catches.

  1. intransitive To hesitate, as if momentarily stuck.

#: His voice caught when he came to his father's name.

  1. transitive To make contact with.

#: The punch caught him in the shoulder.

  1. computing To handle an error, especially an exception.

Derived terms
rel-top
catchall
catch-breath
catch cold
catch a cold
catch a tan
rel-mid
catch fire
catch on
catch out
catch up
rel-bottom

Translations
trans-top|transitive: to capture, especially in the hands
Czech: chytit
Finnish: pyydystää, ottaa kiinni, napata, siepata
French: t|fr|attraper
German: fangen
Hebrew: ×תפ×ס (litpos)
trans-mid
Slovene: ujeti
Swedish: fånga, fatta (dated)
trans-bottom

trans-top|transitive: to seize an opportunity
Czech: chytnout
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|transitive: to take a form of transportation that only leaves at certain times
German: bekommen, coll: erwischen
trans-mid
Slovene: ujeti
trans-bottom

trans-top|intransitive: to engage, stick, or grasp
Finnish: tarttua
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|computing: to handle an error, especially an exception
Finnish: siepata
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
checktrans|transitive: to understand, notice or hear; senses now split

Czech: zachytit
Finnish: käsittää, ymmärtää
German: verstehen
mid
Hebrew: ×תפ×ס (litpos)
Slovene: ujeti
Swedish: fatta (colloquial), uppfatta

checktrans|could be any sense

ttbc|Dutch: vangen
ttbc|Indonesian: tangkap, sergap
ttbc|Japanese: æã¾ã (ã¤ãã¾ã, tsukamaru), æã¾ãã (ã¤ãã¾ãã, tsukamaeru)
mid
ttbc|Korean: ì¡ë¤ (jabda, japda)
ttbc|Romanian: prinde
ttbc|Spanish: atrapar

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

Category:English irregular verbs

et:catch
el:catch
fa:catch
fr:catch
gl:catch
ko:catch
hy:catch
io:catch
it:catch
hu:catch
ja:catch
no:catch
pl:catch
ru:catch
simple:catch
fi:catch
sv:catch
ta:catch
te:catch
vi:catch
tr:catch
uk:catch
zh:catch

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