Textual thesaurus for "catch"

(noun) pinch, collar, apprehension, arrest, taking into custody

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

(noun) 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

(noun) stop

a restraint that checks the motion of something

he used a book as a stop to hold the door open

(noun) gimmick

a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

it sounds good but what's the catch?

(noun) match

a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

(noun) haul

the quantity that was caught

the catch was only 10 fish

(verb) 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

(verb) trip up

detect a blunder or misstep

The reporter tripped up the senator

(verb) overtake, catch up with

catch up with and possibly overtake

The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp

(verb) capture, get

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

We finally got the suspect; Did you catch the thief?

(verb) hitch

to hook or entangle

One foot caught in the stirrup

(verb) get

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

(verb) take hold of, grab

take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

Catch the ball!; Grab the elevator door!

(verb) capture

capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

I caught a rabbit in the trap today

(verb) arrest, get

attract and fix

His look caught her; She caught his eye; Catch the attention of the waiter

(verb) 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

(verb) charm, captivate, capture, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, beguile, bewitch, becharm, trance

attract; cause to be enamored

She captured all the men's hearts

(verb) get

suffer from the receipt of

She will catch hell for this behavior!

(verb) 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

(verb) see, watch, view, 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

(verb) overhear, take in

hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

We overheard the conversation at the next table

(verb) get

perceive by hearing

I didn't catch your name; She didn't get his name when they met the first time