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catch US English

Intercept and hold (something that has been thrown, propelled, or dropped)

drift US English

The general intention or meaning of an argument or someone’s remarks

take someone's fancy US English

Appeal to someone

grasp at straws US English

Be in such a desperate situation as to resort to even the most unlikely means of salvation

get it in the neck US English

Be severely criticized or punished

throw someone off balance US English

Cause someone to become unsteady and in danger of falling

by-catch US English

The unwanted fish and other marine creatures caught during commercial fishing for a different species

catch-22 US English

A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions

catch on US English

(Of a practice or fashion) become popular

catch up US English

Succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one

catch-up US English

An act of catching someone up in a particular activity

catch-all US English

A term or category that includes a variety of different possibilities

catch fire US English

Become ignited and burn

catch crop US English

A crop grown in the space between two main crops or at a time when no main crops are being grown

catch cold US English

Become infected with a cold

fair catch US English

A catch of a punt in which a player raises a hand and does not advance the ball

catch hell US English

Be severely reprimanded

catch points US English

Railway points positioned so as to derail any vehicle running in the wrong direction on a line, as a safety precaution

catch a crab US English

Make a faulty stroke in which the oar is under water too long or misses the water altogether

catch sight of US English

Suddenly notice; glimpse

catch up with US English

Succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one

play catch-up US English

Fall behind continually with work or financial matters

catch some Zs US English

Get some sleep

catch on in catch US English

(Of a practice or fashion) become popular

catch up in catch US English

Succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one

catch-as-catch-can US English

Wrestling in which all holds are permitted

catch one's breath US English

Cease breathing momentarily in surprise or fear

catch the light US English

Shine or glint in the light

catch one's death US English

Catch a severe cold or chill

catch fire in catch US English

Become ignited and burn

catch fire in fire US English

Begin to burn

catch someone's eye US English

Be noticed by someone

catch someone napping US English

(Of a person, action, or event) find someone off guard and unprepared to respond

catch someone unawares US English

Take someone by surprise

catch someone flat-footed US English

Take someone by surprise

catch someone's eye in catch US English

Be noticed by someone

catch up with in catch US English

Succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one

play catch-up in catch-up US English

Fall behind continually with work or financial matters

catch a crab in crab1 US English

Make a faulty stroke in which the oar is under water too long or misses the water altogether

catch cold in cold US English

Become infected with a cold

catch some Zs in Z1 US English

Get some sleep

catch someone in the act US English

Surprise someone in the process of doing something wrong

catch the light in catch US English

Shine or glint in the light

catch sight of in catch US English

Suddenly notice; glimpse

catch one's breath in breath US English

Cease breathing momentarily in surprise or fear

catch someone napping in nap1 US English

(Of a person, action, or event) find someone off guard and unprepared to respond

catch one's death in death US English

Catch a severe cold or chill

grasp at straws in straw US English

Be in such a desperate situation as to resort to even the most unlikely means of salvation


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