Noun: catching ka-ching
Adjective: catching ka-ching
- (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
- The act of detecting something; catching sight of something
- detection, espial, spying, spotting
- Becoming infected
"catching cold is sometimes unavoidable";
Verb: catch (caught) kach
- (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
- communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittable
- 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"
- 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"; "Catch a glimpse";
- pick up
- Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
"the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The punch caught him in the stomach";
- Take hold of so as to seize, restrain or stop the motion of
"Catch the ball!";
- grab, take hold of
- Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
"Did you catch the thief?";
- get, capture
- To hook or entangle
"One foot caught in the stirrup";
- Attract and fix
"His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter";
- arrest, get
- Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
"I caught a rabbit in the trap today";
- Reach in time
"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
- Get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
"Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"
- Catch up with and possibly overtake
"The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp";
- overtake, catch up with
- Be struck or affected by
"catch fire"; "catch the mood"
- Check oneself during an action
"She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
- Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
"We caught the conversation at the next table";
- take in, overhear
- Look at and follow all (or part of) something being shown or performed
"Catch a show on Broadway";
- watch, view, see, take in
- Cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
"I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"
- Detect a blunder or misstep
"The reporter caught the senator";
- trip up
- 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 catch a cold?"
- Start burning
"The fire caught"
- Perceive by hearing
"I didn't catch your name";
- Suffer from the receipt of
"She will catch hell for this behaviour!";
- Attract; cause to be enamoured
"She caught all the men's hearts";
- capture, enamour [Brit, Cdn], trance, becharm [archaic], enamor [US], captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
- Apprehend and reproduce accurately
"She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings";
- Take in and retain
"We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
- Spread or be communicated
"The fashion did not catch"
- (baseball) be the catcher
"Who is catching?"
- Become aware of
"he caught her staring out the window"
- Delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
"I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"
Derived forms: catchings
See also: catch up, infectious
Type of: accumulate, ache, acquire, acquiring, amass, appeal, attach, attract, board, catch fire, change, check, clutch, collect, combust, compile, comprehend, conflagrate, contain, contract, control, curb, delay, detain, discover, discovery, draw, draw in, erupt, find, find out, get, get a line, get on, get wind, get word, getting, hear, hit, hoard, hold, hold in, hold up, hurt, ignite, learn, moderate, perceive, pick up, pile up, play, playing, prehend [archaic], propagate, pull, pull in, reproduce, roll up, see, seize, spread, suffer, surprise, take, take fire, uncovering, understand, watch, witness
Encyclopedia: Catching Catch