Translation of catch in French:


Pronunciation: /kætʃ/


  • 3 (act of catching) prise (f) to play catch jouer à la balle

vt (prét, pp caught)

  • 1 [person] attraper [ball, fish, person] to catch hold of sth attraper qch to catch sb's attention or eye attirer l'attention de qn to catch sight of sb/sth apercevoir qn/qch
  • 2 (take by surprise) prendre, attraper to catch sb doing surprendre qn en train de faire we got caught in the rain nous avons été surpris par la pluie
  • 6to catch one's fingers in se prendre les doigts dans [drawer, door] to get one's shirt caught on accrocher sa chemise à [nail] to get caught in se prendre dans [barbed wire, thorns]
  • 8to catch fire prendre feu, s'enflammer

vi (prét, pp caught)

  • 1to catch on [shirt] s'accrocher à [nail] [wheel] frotter contre [frame]

Phrasal verbs

catch on

(become popular) devenir populaire (with auprès de) 1.1 (understand) comprendre, saisir

catch out

(take by surprise) prendre [qn] de court; (doing something wrong) prendre [qn] sur le fait 1.1 (trick) attraper, jouer un tour à

catch up

catch up (in race) regagner du terrain to catch up on rattraper [work, sleep] se remettre au courant de [news]
catch [sb/sth] up rattraper

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