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Pronunciation: /kætʃ/

Translation of catch in German:

v.t. (caught /kɔːt/)

  • 1 fangen catch hold of sb/sth jmdn./etw. festhalten (to stop oneself falling) sich an jmdm./etw. festhalten get sth caught or catch sth on/in sth mit etw. an/in etw. (Dat.) hängen bleiben catch one's finger in the door sich (Dat.) den Finger in der Tür einklemmen
  • 3 (surprise) catch sb doing sth jmdn. [dabei] erwischen, wie er etw. tut [ugs.]
  • 4 (become infected with) sich (Dat.) zuziehen catch sth from sb sich bei jmdm. mit etw. anstecken catch a cold sich erkälten catch it [fig. infml], etwas kriegen [ugs.]
  • 5catch sb's attention/interest jmds. Aufmerksamkeit erregen/jmds. Interesse wecken

v.i. (caught)


  • 2 (amount caught, lit. or fig.) Fang, der
  • 3 (difficulty) Haken, der (in an) (+ Dat.)
  • 4 (of door) Schnapper, der

Phrasal verbs

catch ˈon

v.i. [infml] (become popular) [gut] ankommen [ugs.] 1.1 (understand) kapieren [ugs.]

catch ˈup

v.t. catch sb up, catch up with sb jmdn. einholen
v.i. catch up gleichziehen catch up on sth etw. nachholen

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