Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun catch

10 senses of catch

Sense 1
catch, gimmick -- (a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; "it sounds good but what's the catch?")
       => drawback -- (the quality of being a hindrance; "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan")

Sense 2
catch, haul -- (the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish")
       => indefinite quantity -- (an estimated quantity)

Sense 3
catch, match -- (a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect)
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Sense 4
catch -- (anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 5
catch -- (a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion))
       => manner of speaking, speech, delivery -- (your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech")

Sense 6
catch, stop -- (a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open")
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Sense 7
catch -- (a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window)
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 8
catch -- (a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard")
       => game -- (an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games")

Sense 9
catch, grab, snatch, snap -- (the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion")
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Sense 10
apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody -- (the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar")
       => capture, gaining control, seizure -- (the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb catch

29 senses of catch

Sense 1
catch -- (discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting")
       => surprise -- (cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me")

Sense 2
catch, pick up -- (perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 3
get, catch -- (reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 4
catch, grab, take hold of -- (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")
          Phrasal Verb-> catch up#1

Sense 5
get, catch, capture -- (succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 6
hitch, catch -- (to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

Sense 7
catch, arrest, get -- (attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter")
       => attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in -- (direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers")

Sense 8
capture, catch -- (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 9
catch -- (reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock")
       => board, get on -- (get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.))

Sense 10
catch -- (get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 11
overtake, catch, catch up with -- (catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp")

Sense 12
catch -- (be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 13
catch -- (check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 14
catch, take in, overhear -- (hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table")
       => hear -- (perceive (sound) via the auditory sense)

Sense 15
watch, view, see, catch, take in -- (see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie")
       => watch -- (look attentively; "watch a basketball game")

Sense 16
catch -- (cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles")

Sense 17
trip up, catch -- (detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator")
       => learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see -- (get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted")

Sense 18
catch, get -- (grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 19
catch -- (contract; "did you catch a cold?")
       => contract, take, get -- (be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill")

Sense 20
catch -- (start burning; "The fire caught")
       => erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate -- (start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously")

Sense 21
catch, get -- (perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time")
       => hear -- (perceive (sound) via the auditory sense)

Sense 22
catch, get -- (suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!")
       => hurt, ache, suffer -- (feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?")

Sense 23
capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant -- (attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts")
       => attract, appeal -- (be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people")

Sense 24
catch, get -- (apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs")
       => reproduce -- (recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.; "this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well"; "He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait")

Sense 25
catch -- (take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater")
       => roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard -- (get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune")

Sense 26
catch -- (spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch")
       => spread, propagate -- (become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population")

Sense 27
catch -- (be the catcher; "Who is catching?")
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 28
catch -- (become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window")
       => witness, find, see -- (perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results")

Sense 29
catch -- (delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting")
       => delay, detain, hold up -- (cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform")

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