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Catch appears in the following tongue twister:

  • How many rats would the ruskies roast if the ruskies could roast rats?
    How many cats would a caddie catch if a caddie could catch cats?

Usage statistics for the verb catch:

conversational speech63.64%task-oriented speech36.36% imaginative writing77.92%informational writing22.08%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun catch:

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The word catch is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun catch

What does catch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: catches

  1. a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    • example: it sounds good but what's the catch?
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of catch: gimmick
    • more generic word: drawback = the quality of being a hindrance
  2. the quantity that was caught
    • example: the catch was only 10 fish
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of catch: haul
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
  3. a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of catch: match
    • more generic words: adult / grownup = a fully developed person from maturity onward
  4. anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
    • example: he shared his catch with the others
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: object / physical object = a tangible and visible entity
  5. a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
  6. a restraint that checks the motion of something
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of catch: stop
    • more generic words: constraint / restraint = a device that retards something's motion
    • more specific terms:
      • bench hook = any of various stops on a workbench against which work can be pushed
      • doorstopper / doorstop = a stop that keeps open doors from moving
      • detent / click / pawl / dog = a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
      • tripper / trip = a catch mechanism that acts as a switch
  7. a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: fastener / fastening / fixing / holdfast = restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    • more specific terms:
      • hasp = a fastener for a door or lid
      • hood latch = a catch that holds the hood of a car shut
      • hook = a catch for locking a door
      • latch = catch for fastening a door or gate
  8. a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
    • example: he played catch with his son in the backyard
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: game = an amusement or pastime
  9. the act of catching an object with the hands
    • example: Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of catch: grab / snap / snatch
    • more generic words: touch / touching = the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    • more specific terms:
      • fair catch = 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 = the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
      • reception = the act of catching a pass in football
      • rebound = the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
      • shoestring catch = a running catch made near the ground
      • interlocking / interlock / meshing / mesh = the act of interlocking or meshing
  10. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

Alternative definition of the noun catch

noun

  1. [countable] The act of seizing or capturing. [jump, act of capturing, s]
  2. [countable] The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball. [jump, catching a ball, s, t]
  3. [countable] The act of noticing, understanding or hearing. [jump, act of noticing, s, t]
  4. [uncountable] The game of catching a ball. [jump, ball game, t]
  5. [countable] A find, in particular a boyfriend or girlfriend or prospective spouse. [jump, a find, s, t]
  6. [countable] Something which is captured or caught. [jump, something caught, t]
  7. [uncountable] The amount which is caught, especially of fish. [jump, quantity captured, s]
  8. [countable] A stopping mechanism, especially a clasp which stops something from opening. [jump, stopping mechanism, s, t]
  9. [countable] A hesitation in voice, caused by strong emotion.
  10. [countable, sometimes noun adjunct] A concealed difficulty, especially in a deal or negotiation. [jump, hidden difficulty, s, t]
  11. [countable] A crick; a sudden muscle pain during unaccustomed positioning when the muscle is in use.
  12. [countable] A fragment of music or poetry. [jump, fragment of music, s]
  13. [obsolete] A state of readiness to capture or seize; an ambush.
  14. [countable, agriculture] A crop which has germinated and begun to grow.
  15. [obsolete] A type of strong boat, usually having two masts; a ketch.
  16. [countable, music] A type of humorous round in which the voices gradually catch up with one another; usually sung by men and often having bawdy lyrics.
  17. [countable, music] The refrain; a line or lines of a song which are repeated from verse to verse. [jump, refrain, s]
  18. [countable, cricket] The act of catching a hit ball before it reaches the ground, resulting in an out.
  19. [countable, cricket] A player in respect of his catching ability; particularly one who catches well.
  20. [countable, rowing] The first contact of an oar with the water.
  21. [countable, phonetics] A stoppage of breath, resembling a slight cough.

Specialised definition of the noun catch

Glossary of sports / rowing

when the blade enters the water at the beginning of the rowing stroke

the portion of the stroke when the oar initially engages the water

Definition of the verb catch

What does catch mean as a doing word?

Catch is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
caughtcaughtcatchingcatches

  1. discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: surprise = cause to be surprised
  2. perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
    • examples: ears open to catch every sound | Catch a glimpse
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of catch: pick up
    • more generic words: comprehend / perceive = to become aware of through the senses
  3. reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of catch: get
    • more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  4. take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
    • example: Catch the ball!
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dress
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): attain, book, buy, call, charter, choose, conserve, find, gather, hire, lease, order, phone, pick, pluck, procure, pull, reach, rent, reserve, shoot, slaughter, vote, win.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of catch: grab / take hold of
    • more generic words: clutch / prehend / seize = take hold of
    • more specific words:
  5. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
  6. to hook or entangle
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of catch: hitch
    • more generic word: attach = cause to be attached
    • more specific word: snag = catch on a snag
  7. attract and fix
    • example: Catch the attention of the waiter
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of catch: arrest / get
    • more generic terms: attract / draw / draw in / pull / pull in = direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
  8. capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 4
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of catch: capture
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific terms:
  9. reach in time
    • example: I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic terms: board / get on = get on board of
    • more specific word: get = reach and board
  10. get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
    • examples: Catch some sleep | catch one's breath
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  11. catch up with and possibly overtake
  12. be struck or affected by
    • examples: catch fire | catch the mood
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  13. check oneself during an action
    • example: She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: check / contain / control / curb / hold / hold in / moderate = lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint
  14. hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of catch: overhear / take in
    • more generic word: hear = perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
    • entailment: listen = hear with intention
  15. see or watch
    • examples: Catch a show on Broadway | Sam and Sue catch the movie
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of catch: see / take in / view / watch
    • more generic word: watch = look attentively
    • more specific words:
      • visualise / visualize = view the outline of by means of an X-ray
      • spectate = be a spectator in a sports event
      • preview = watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public
  16. cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
  17. detect a blunder or misstep
  18. grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
    • examples: did you catch that allusion? | don't catch your meaning
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of catch: get
    • more generic word: understand = know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
  19. contract
    • example: did you catch a cold?
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: contract / get / take = be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
    • more specific term: catch cold = come down with a cold
  20. start burning
  21. perceive by hearing
    • example: I didn't catch your name
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of catch: get
    • more generic word: hear = perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  22. suffer from the receipt of
    • example: She will catch hell for this behavior!
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of catch: get
    • more generic words: ache / hurt / suffer = feel physical pain
  23. attract; cause to be enamored
  24. apprehend and reproduce accurately
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of catch: get
    • more generic word: reproduce = recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.
  25. take in and retain
  26. spread or be communicated
    • example: The fashion did not catch
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: propagate / spread = become distributed or widespread
  27. be the catcher
  28. become aware of
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: find / see / witness = perceive or be contemporaneous with
  29. delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: delay / detain / hold up = cause to be slowed down or delayed

Alternative definition of the verb catch

verb

  1. To capture, overtake.
  2. [transitive] To capture or snare (someone or something which would rather escape). [jump, capture prey, s] [definition from 13th c.]
  3. [transitive] To entrap or trip up a person; to deceive. [definition from 14th c.]
  4. [transitive, figuratively, dated] To marry or enter into a similar relationship with.
  5. [transitive] To reach (someone) with a strike, blow, weapon etc. [definition from 16th c.]
  6. [transitive] To overtake or catch up to; to be in time for. [definition from 17th c.]
  7. [transitive] To discover unexpectedly; to surprise (someone doing something). [definition from 17th c.]
  8. [transitive] To travel by means of. [definition from 19th c.]
  9. [transitive, rare] To become pregnant. (Only in past tense or as participle.) [definition from 19th c.]
  10. To seize hold of.
  11. [transitive, dated] To grab, seize, take hold of. [definition from 13th c.]
  12. [transitive] To take or replenish something necessary, such as breath or sleep. [definition from 14th c.]
  13. [transitive] To grip or entangle. [definition from 17th c.]
  14. [intransitive] To be held back or impeded.
  15. [intransitive] To engage with some mechanism; to stick, to succeed in interacting with something or initiating some process. [jump, engage, t]
  16. [transitive] To have something be held back or impeded.
  17. [intransitive] To make a grasping or snatching motion (at). [definition from 17th c.]
  18. [transitive] Of fire, to spread or be conveyed to. [definition from 18th c.]
  19. [transitive, rowing] To grip (the water) with one's oars at the beginning of the stroke. [definition from 19th c.]
  20. [intransitive, agriculture] To germinate and set down roots. [definition from 19th c.]
  21. [transitive, surfing] To contact a wave in such a way that one can ride it back to shore.
  22. [transitive, computing] To handle an exception. [jump, handle error, t] [definition from 20th c.]
  23. To intercept.
  24. [transitive] To seize or intercept a object moving through the air (or, sometimes, some other medium). [jump, seize in motion, s, t] [definition from 16th c.]
  25. [transitive, now rare] To seize (an opportunity) when it occurs. [jump, seize opportunity, t] [definition from 16th c.]
  26. [transitive, cricket] To end a player's innings by catching a hit ball before the first bounce. [definition from 18th c.]
  27. [transitive, intransitive, baseball] To play (a specific period of time) as the catcher. [definition from 19th c.]
  28. To receive (by being in the way).
  29. [transitive] To be the victim of (something unpleasant, painful etc.). [definition from 13th c.]
  30. [transitive] To be touched or affected by (something) through exposure. [definition from 13th c.]
  31. [transitive] To be infected by (an illness). [definition from 16th c.]
  32. [transitive, intransitive] To receive or be affected by (wind, water, fire etc.). [definition from 18th c.]
  33. [transitive] To acquire, as though by infection; to take on through sympathy or infection. [definition from 16th c.]
  34. [transitive] To be hit by something. [jump, be hit, s]
  35. [intransitive] To serve well or poorly for catching, especially for catching fish.
  36. To take in with one's senses or intellect.
  37. [transitive] To grasp mentally: perceive and understand. [jump, perceive and understand, t] [definition from 16th c.]
  38. [transitive] To take in; to watch or listen to (an entertainment). [definition from 20th c.]
  39. [transitive] To reproduce or echo a spirit or idea faithfully. [definition from 17th c.]
  40. To seize attention, interest.
  41. [transitive] To charm or entrance. [definition from 14th c.]
  42. [transitive] To attract and hold (a faculty or organ of sense). [definition from 17th c.]

Specialised definition of the verb catch

Glossary of sports / cricket

to cause the batsman hitting the ball to be out by catching the ball before it reaches the ground; a move in ball games such as cricket or rounders in which a player catches a ball hit by another before it touches the ground, forcing that person to retire (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Person

Who is Catch?

Catch a.k.a. Tamika Catchings: Tamika Devonne Catchings is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Fever of the WNBA and Turkish team Galatasaray. She is a prolific scorer close to and far from the basket, as well as a capable rebounder, ball handler, and defender. After playing at Adlai E. Stevenson High School and graduating from Duncanville High School, Tamika Catchings became one of the stars of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team. In 2001, she was drafted by the Indiana Fever. After sitting out the entire year in which she was drafted due to injury, she had an all-star rookie season in 2002. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history.

Groups

  1. Catch were a British indie pop group consisting of musicians Toby Slater, Wayne Murray and Ben Etchells. The band were signed to Virgin Records and released two singles - "Bingo", which reached No. 23 in the UK Singles Chart, and "Dive In", which reached No. 44. The band released one self-titled album, which was only issued in Indonesia. The album is no longer in print or available online, however various tracks have surfaced on file and video sharing websites over the years.
  2. Catch a.k.a. The Catch is a musical group.
  3. Catch is a musical group.
    • albums: "Keep On (Singing La La)", "Walk on Water (Baby U Can)"

There are other groups with in their name, like Catch 2, Catch 22, Catch-22, Catch the Sun, Band Called Catch, Catch the Rainbow and Girls Can't Catch.

Business

Catch is a record label.

Artwork

"Catch" a.k.a. "Play" is an abstract sculpture by Lars Jonker. It is located in Hendricks Park, in the historic Bates-Hendricks neighborhood, south of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • read more about Play

Music

  1. Catch: In music, a catch is a type of round - a musical composition in which two or more voices repeatedly sing the same melody or sometimes slightly different melodies, beginning at different times. In a catch, the lines of lyrics interact so that a word or phrase is produced that does not appear if sung by only one voice. This phrase is often innuendo-laden, politically subversive, or lewd.
  2. "Catch" is the name of a 1987 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. The single was not released in the US. It charted at #27 in the UK.
  3. "Catch" is a cataloged instance, composition.
    • also known as Catch (Gordon Kaye vocal remix), Catch (Ferry Corsten vocal remix), Catch (Kosheen radio edit), Catch You
    • music by Markee Substance, Sian Evans, Decoder
  4. "Catch" is a 2000 single by Kosheen.
    • also known as Catch (remix/0.1), Catch: Way Out West Remixes
    • released on (14 years ago)
    • award: - Echo Award for Best Dance Single (International) nomination for Kosheen
  5. "Catch" a.k.a. "Catch!" is the first studio album by Japanese singer Tsuji Shion.
  6. "Catch" is a musical single of Sunscreem.
    • also known as Catch Remixes
    • released on (17 years ago)
  7. "Catch" is a musical single of The Cure.
    • released on (27 years ago)
  8. "Catch" is a musical single of Sun-La-Shan.
    • also known as Rose from Tokyo
    • released on (33 years ago)
  9. "Catch" is a composition.
  10. "Catch" is a musical single of The Egg.
    • released in
  11. "Catch" is a musical single of Allie X.
    • released on
  12. "Catch" is a musical single of Palmistry.
    • released on
  13. "Catch" is a musical EP of Limaçon.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  14. "Catch" is a musical album of Catch.

Place

CATCH is an Aviation waypoint, Geocode.

Miscellanea

  1. Catch, or playing catch, is one of the most basic children's games, often played between children or between a parent and child, wherein the participants throw a ball, beanbag, or similar object back and forth to each other. At early stages in a child's life, playing catch is a good way to evaluate and improve the child's physical coordination. Notably, "[i]f a child cannot catch a ball that he or she is bouncing, it is unlikely the child will be able to play catch". Most children begin to be able to play catch around the age of four.
  2. Catch: In baseball, a catch occurs when a fielder gains secure possession of a batted ball in flight, and maintains possession until he voluntarily or intentionally releases the ball. When a catch occurs, the batter is out, and runners, once they properly tag up, may attempt to advance at risk of being tagged out.
  3. Catch is a restaurant.

Phrases with Catch

Phrases starting with the word Catch:

  1. catch it
  2. catch on
  3. catch up
  4. catch-22
  5. Catch Air
  6. catch out
  7. Catch-all
  8. catch cold
  9. catch crop
  10. Catch Dust
  11. catch fire
  12. catch hell
  13. Catch a Tan
  14. Catch Flies

Phrases ending with the word Catch:

  1. by-catch
  2. to catch
  3. Ass Catch
  4. Body Catch
  5. cony-catch
  6. fair catch

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Catch

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Google previewOfficial Gazette of the United States Patent Office (1918)

a second arm projecting at right angles from the opposite end of said base, said second arm having catch means formed on its outer end, the free end of said first mentioned arm being normally adjacent said catch means, thus allowing the ...

Google previewNegation, Text Worlds, and Discourse (2000)

The Pragmatics of Fiction by Laura Hidalgo-Downing

The catch is a type of circular argument where two propositions (a) you need to be crazy (/>), and (b): you need to apply (Q), cancel each other out (if you apply you are not crazy: ifP, then not-Q), thus making it impossible for the proposition to ...

Google previewThe Idea in You (2015)

How to Find It, Build It, and Change Your Life by Martin Amor, Alex Pellew

The catch is that you can't please everyone. By being yourself, you will polarize people. Some people won't like your style. There is a moment which dramatizes this nicely in the movie Jerry Maguire. Tom Cruise plays Jerry, a sports agent who ...

Google previewThe Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia (2009)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

It will record that, say, CATCH is a transitive verb, and it might do ...

Google previewThe Linguistics Encyclopedia (2002)

by Kirsten Malmkjær

It will record that, say, CATCH is a transitive verb, and it might do ...

Google previewAnalytic Number Theory (1990)

Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Paul T. Bateman by B. Berndt

The catch is that the 77- multiplier ...

Google previewMaking Habits, Breaking Habits (2013)

Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick by Jeremy Dean

The catch is that our goals and desires can be activated unconsciously at the wrong time by the people or things around us ...

Google previewSaltwater Fishing (2012)

Snapper, Mackerel, Bluefish, Tuna, and More by Tom Carpenter

Filleting your catch means removing the skin and cutting off the sh's meat. This gets rid of most of the bones. You can also scale a sh and remove its head and guts. Then pick out the bones after you cook it. Ask for an adult's help with lleting, ...

Google previewAnalitikul Cogitationz (2007)

by M'Bwebe Ishangi

Some tyme goes by and you start to see madd hedz tryin' to be like you, but the catch is that they start claimin'it's theirz! Other cultures have been “borrowing”, “ stealin'”, whatever you wanna call it from Afrikan people for millenniumz, yo!

Google previewWaltzing with Bears (2013)

Managing Risk on Software Projects by Tom DeMarco, Tim Lister

The catch is that there is no reason to believe you'd ever have been funded to hire those additional workers. You're trading off operating funds you may never get in the future for capital funds today. Very tempting, but most request- evaluators ...

Google previewFast Facts for the School Nurse, Second Edition (2015)

School Nursing in a Nutshell by Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN

The catch is that the transition from paperwork to electronic documents will initially involve time and effort. In this chapter, you will learn: Rationale and basic uses for computers in the school health office Advantages and disadvantages of a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Catch Phrases (2003)

by Eric Partridge

A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.

Google previewShorter Dictionary of Catch Phrases (2003)

by Rosalind Fergusson

a cliché of films and television series featuring the Gestapo or the SS; used jocularly as a catch phrase, sometimes anglicized to we have... and/or with a different verb in ...

Google previewBashgali Dictionary (2001)

An Analysis of Colonel J. Davidson's Notes on the Bashgali Language by Sten Konow

WANAM, to catch, to hold :— Infinitive, iranomasth duc/ä, in order to catch, 1543. Conjunctive participle, wanamdi, having caught, having seized, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Catch The Wind (Showcase 1986) , Catch The Wind US only (Garland 1988), Greatest Hits...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

catch ivrfr (catches; catching; caught) 1 to stop and hold a moving ...

Google previewMehri Lexicon (2012)

by T. M. Johnstone

Both M and J mean 'son of Adam' as is clear from the variant Jahn gives l mn: lEna/yamfina/yfi to catch, get, take. EC mina', to hold, take hold of (and get, to take ); Jahn, mfina/yimdna/yimna, abhalten, zurfichhalten, hindern. ménam teh pro', two ...

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Usage statistics about catch

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb catch:

conversational speech63.64%task-oriented speech36.36% imaginative writing77.92%informational writing22.08%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun catch:

gimmicksnatchgrabsnappinchhaulapprehensioncatchcollararreststopmatch

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb catch:

bewitchenchanthitchcharmoverhearfascinateovertakegrabcapturearrestviewcatchwatchseeget

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Sign language

Catch in Baby Sign Language, ASL

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Quotes about Catch

Frog...
jump with
Jump...
Catch

The sky...
Earth says
'You try...
i am also one

Day catch
the sky...'
Frog smile and
Jump at catch

The sky...! (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of C3A1T1C3H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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