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Synonyms for catch
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catch, gimmick(noun)

    a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

    "it sounds good but what's the catch?"

    Synonyms:
    whatchamacallum, thingumabob, thingamabob, whatchamacallit, doohickey, whatsis, thingummy, collar, gimmick, haul, twist, widget, pinch, gizmo, thingumajig, thingamajig, thingmabob, match, gismo, snap, grab, thingmajig, gubbins, apprehension, snatch, doodad, stop, taking into custody, arrest, doojigger, device

  2. catch, haul(noun)

    the quantity that was caught

    "the catch was only 10 fish"

    Synonyms:
    snatch, stop, collar, apprehension, grab, pinch, taking into custody, arrest, snap, match, draw, haul, gimmick, haulage

  3. catch, match(noun)

    a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

    Synonyms:
    lucifer, apprehension, compeer, equal, collar, gimmick, haul, pinch, friction match, match, snap, mates, grab, peer, mate, snatch, couple, stop, taking into custody, arrest

  4. catch(noun)

    anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)

    "he shared his catch with the others"

    Synonyms:
    snatch, stop, collar, apprehension, grab, pinch, taking into custody, arrest, snap, match, haul, gimmick

  5. catch(noun)

    a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

    Synonyms:
    snatch, stop, collar, apprehension, grab, pinch, taking into custody, arrest, snap, match, haul, gimmick

  6. catch, stop(noun)

    a restraint that checks the motion of something

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

    Synonyms:
    hitch, stoppage, apprehension, plosive speech sound, plosive, diaphragm, full stop, snap, arrest, snatch, occlusion, point, stop consonant, taking into custody, full point, block, blockage, stopover, layover, stop, occlusive, collar, period, pinch, stay, match, halt, plosive consonant, gimmick, grab, haul, closure, check

  7. catch(noun)

    a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

    Synonyms:
    snatch, stop, collar, apprehension, grab, pinch, taking into custody, arrest, snap, match, haul, gimmick

  8. catch(noun)

    a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth

    "he played catch with his son in the backyard"

    Synonyms:
    snatch, stop, collar, apprehension, grab, pinch, taking into custody, arrest, snap, match, haul, gimmick

  9. catch, grab, snatch, snap(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    snapshot, apprehension, crack, cunt, piece of cake, bit, arrest, twat, elasticity, duck soup, picnic, match, slit, pussy, ginger snap, ginger nut, taking into custody, centering, snatch, kidnapping, cinch, stop, collar, gingersnap, pushover, walkover, pinch, snap, snap bean, puss, child's play, press stud, breeze, gimmick, grab, snap fastener, cracking, haul, shot

  10. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody(verb)

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, hint, touch, understanding, mite, jot, stoppage, apprehension, halt, shoe collar, dog collar, snap, match, snatch, tinge, soupcon, exigency, speck, neckband, collar, taking into custody, leash, stop, discernment, misgiving, emergency, arrest, tweak, pinch, stay, apprehensiveness, dread, savvy, gimmick, grab, haul, choker, check

  11. catch(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  12. catch, pick up(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, cop, take in, peck, call for, capture, beguile, get, percolate, nail, trip up, perk up, captivate, view, arrest, gather up, get word, nab, trance, fascinate, enamor, see, find out, collar, becharm, catch up with, watch, receive, gain vigor, lift up, entrance, apprehend, get a line, charm, uplift, intoxicate, pick up, overhear, turn around, elate, enamour, overtake, grab, learn, enchant, get wind, perk, collect, discover, take hold of, bewitch, hear

  13. get, catch(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    overhear, take, pick up, catch up with, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, become, sustain, receive, scram, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, enamour, trance, go, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, beat, set about, get down, arrive, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, take hold of, captivate, arrest, bring, bewilder, see, mother, induce, buzz off, let, obtain, beget, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, watch, take in, produce, start out, pose, view, vex, enchant, aim, hitch, perplex, overtake, gravel, begin, fetch, father, commence, beguile, trip up, puzzle, set out, convey, acquire, come, pay off, bugger off, cause, bewitch, nonplus, charm, baffle

  14. catch, grab, take hold of(verb)

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

    "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"

    Synonyms:
    seize, beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, snap up, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, snaffle, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  15. get, catch, capture(verb)

    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

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

    Synonyms:
    overhear, take, pick up, catch up with, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, become, sustain, receive, scram, conquer, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, enamour, trance, go, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, beat, set about, get down, arrive, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, take hold of, captivate, arrest, bring, bewilder, see, mother, induce, buzz off, let, obtain, beget, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, watch, appropriate, take in, produce, start out, pose, view, vex, enchant, aim, hitch, perplex, overtake, gravel, begin, fetch, seize, father, commence, beguile, trip up, puzzle, set out, convey, acquire, come, pay off, bugger off, cause, bewitch, nonplus, charm, baffle

  16. hitch, catch(verb)

    to hook or entangle

    "One foot caught in the stirrup"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, jerk, capture, beguile, get, trip up, captivate, hitchhike, arrest, take in, trance, view, fascinate, enamor, see, enamour, buck, becharm, hobble, catch up with, watch, thumb, entrance, charm, limp, pick up, overhear, gimp, overtake, grab, enchant, take hold of, bewitch

  17. catch, arrest, get(verb)

    attract and fix

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

    Synonyms:
    pick up, collar, catch up with, sire, mystify, experience, develop, watch, stupefy, have, hold, overhear, cop, receive, scram, commence, stop, go, stimulate, bewitch, drive, engender, trance, fix, pay back, suffer, sustain, stick, set about, get down, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, draw, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, beat, start, set out, take hold of, check, hold back, fetch, bring, bewilder, see, mother, take, buzz off, let, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, become, amaze, obtain, enamour, start out, convey, view, vex, enchant, aim, induce, hitch, perplex, overtake, arrest, gravel, begin, contain, father, trip up, get under one's skin, nab, beguile, nail, captivate, arrive, turn back, produce, acquire, come, pay off, pose, bugger off, cause, take in, halt, nonplus, apprehend, charm, baffle

  18. capture, catch(verb)

    capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

    "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, appropriate, see, fascinate, enchant, catch up with, charm, trip up, bewitch, take in, becharm, overtake, conquer, get, grab, trance, take hold of, hitch, pick up, seize, enamor, arrest, captivate

  19. catch(verb)

    reach in time

    "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  20. catch(verb)

    get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly

    "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  21. overtake, catch, catch up with(verb)

    catch up with and possibly overtake

    "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, take in, overwhelm, make up, capture, beguile, get, sweep over, whelm, trip up, captivate, view, arrest, enamour, trance, fascinate, enamor, see, becharm, catch up with, watch, overhaul, pass, entrance, enchant, charm, pick up, overhear, overtake, grab, overpower, overcome, take hold of, bewitch

  22. catch(verb)

    be struck or affected by

    "catch fire"; "catch the mood"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  23. catch(verb)

    check oneself during an action

    "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  24. catch, take in, overhear(verb)

    hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

    "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, earn, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, capture, beguile, get, befool, invite, slang, gull, imbibe, trip up, pull in, put on, view, arrest, enamour, captivate, take, have, trance, adopt, make, fascinate, enamor, see, receive, gain, becharm, assimilate, put one across, ingest, realise, catch up with, sop up, watch, suck, clear, entrance, take up, soak up, charm, cod, pick up, fool, draw, bring in, overhear, overtake, grab, dupe, enchant, realize, consume, absorb, collect, take hold of, bewitch, suck in

  25. watch, view, see, catch, take in(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    ensure, project, receive, bring in, interpret, look out, make, look, experience, get word, visualise, watch, have, assure, image, fancy, overhear, go steady, look on, cod, learn, absorb, run into, discover, escort, keep an eye on, draw, earn, examine, bewitch, pick up, visit, adopt, reckon, trance, fascinate, consider, collect, gather in, come across, get a line, gull, get wind, enamor, becharm, take care, take up, gain, watch out, put one across, invite, control, ascertain, insure, attend, take hold of, date, realize, sop up, check, consume, meet, go out, witness, pull in, fool, take, catch up with, construe, find out, see, suck, befool, regard, entrance, visualize, picture, suck in, grab, find, captivate, go through, take in, enamour, get, view, capture, enchant, soak up, watch over, dupe, hitch, overtake, put on, arrest, hear, follow, realise, envision, determine, beguile, encounter, trip up, clear, slang, figure, suck up, look at, see to it, understand, run across, put one over, ingest, assimilate, observe, imbibe, charm

  26. catch(verb)

    cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled

    "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  27. trip up, catch(verb)

    detect a blunder or misstep

    "The reporter tripped up the senator"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, enamour, view, catch up with, overhear, see, capture, captivate, trip up, hitch, take hold of, trip, charm, entrance, bewitch, take in, slip up, overtake, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, arrest, fascinate, stumble

  28. catch, get(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pick up, catch up with, sire, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, overhear, sustain, receive, scram, commence, go, stimulate, bewitch, drive, engender, trance, fix, pay back, stick, suffer, beat, set about, get down, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, set out, take hold of, arrest, bring, bewilder, see, mother, take, buzz off, let, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, become, amaze, obtain, enamour, start out, convey, view, vex, enchant, aim, induce, hitch, perplex, overtake, gravel, begin, fetch, father, get under one's skin, trip up, beguile, captivate, arrive, produce, watch, acquire, come, pay off, pose, bugger off, cause, take in, nonplus, charm, baffle

  29. catch(verb)

    contract

    "did you catch a cold?"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  30. catch(verb)

    start burning

    "The fire caught"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  31. catch, get(verb)

    perceive by hearing

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

    Synonyms:
    pick up, catch up with, sire, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, overhear, sustain, receive, scram, commence, go, stimulate, bewitch, drive, engender, trance, fix, pay back, stick, suffer, beat, set about, get down, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, set out, take hold of, arrest, bring, bewilder, see, mother, take, buzz off, let, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, become, amaze, obtain, enamour, start out, convey, view, vex, enchant, aim, induce, hitch, perplex, overtake, gravel, begin, fetch, father, get under one's skin, trip up, beguile, captivate, arrive, produce, watch, acquire, come, pay off, pose, bugger off, cause, take in, nonplus, charm, baffle

  32. catch, get(verb)

    suffer from the receipt of

    "She will catch hell for this behavior!"

    Synonyms:
    pick up, catch up with, sire, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, overhear, sustain, receive, scram, commence, go, stimulate, bewitch, drive, engender, trance, fix, pay back, stick, suffer, beat, set about, get down, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, set out, take hold of, arrest, bring, bewilder, see, mother, take, buzz off, let, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, become, amaze, obtain, enamour, start out, convey, view, vex, enchant, aim, induce, hitch, perplex, overtake, gravel, begin, fetch, father, get under one's skin, trip up, beguile, captivate, arrive, produce, watch, acquire, come, pay off, pose, bugger off, cause, take in, nonplus, charm, baffle

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

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, tempt, capture, take in, delight, ravish, conquer, beguile, get, witch, spellbind, trip up, transfix, mesmerize, captivate, view, arrest, enamour, grip, trance, jinx, fascinate, enamor, see, enrapture, enthrall, becharm, mesmerise, hex, magnetise, intrigue, hoodwink, transport, catch up with, enthral, watch, seize, entrance, charm, glamour, pick up, overhear, appropriate, influence, magnetize, overtake, grab, enchant, juggle, take hold of, bewitch

  34. catch, get(verb)

    apprehend and reproduce accurately

    "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"

    Synonyms:
    pick up, catch up with, sire, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, overhear, sustain, receive, scram, commence, go, stimulate, bewitch, drive, engender, trance, fix, pay back, stick, suffer, beat, set about, get down, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, set out, take hold of, arrest, bring, bewilder, see, mother, take, buzz off, let, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, become, amaze, obtain, enamour, start out, convey, view, vex, enchant, aim, induce, hitch, perplex, overtake, gravel, begin, fetch, father, get under one's skin, trip up, beguile, captivate, arrive, produce, watch, acquire, come, pay off, pose, bugger off, cause, take in, nonplus, charm, baffle

  35. catch(verb)

    take in and retain

    "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  36. catch(verb)

    spread or be communicated

    "The fashion did not catch"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  37. catch(verb)

    be the catcher

    "Who is catching?"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  38. catch(verb)

    become aware of

    "he caught her staring out the window"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

  39. catch(verb)

    delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned

    "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"

    Synonyms:
    beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

Wiktionary

  1. catch(noun)

    Synonyms:
    snag, trick, capture, latch, grasp, collar, snippet, hitch, beau, clasp, conquest, find, haul, gimmick, snatch, seizure, bit, burden, problem, chorus, take, stop, prize, refrain, observation, chock, fragment, get, hook, grab, snare

    Antonyms:
    release, drop

  2. catch(noun)

    A concealed difficulty, especially in a deal or negotiation.

    Synonyms:
    haul, refrain, find, prize, capture, problem, conquest, chock, clasp, hitch, snatch, observation, take, snippet, snag, gimmick, grasp, collar, latch, bit, chorus, trick, burden, beau, seizure, stop, fragment

  3. catch(noun)

    A crick; a sudden muscle pain during unaccustomed positioning when the muscle is in use.

    I bent over to see under the table and got a catch in my side.

    Synonyms:
    observation, snatch, burden, fragment, clasp, conquest, trick, beau, find, hitch, haul, snag, grasp, capture, snippet, take, prize, gimmick, chock, collar, bit, stop, chorus, refrain, seizure, problem, latch

  4. catch(noun)

    A fragment of music or poetry.

    Synonyms:
    grasp, trick, snatch, collar, burden, capture, refrain, take, snag, latch, conquest, fragment, bit, problem, chorus, snippet, seizure, chock, observation, beau, find, haul, gimmick, hitch, clasp, prize, stop

  5. catch(noun)

    A state of readiness to capture or seize; an ambush.

    Synonyms:
    burden, find, snippet, fragment, observation, conquest, collar, gimmick, capture, chorus, beau, prize, trick, bit, take, hitch, problem, snag, grasp, latch, snatch, seizure, chock, refrain, clasp, stop, haul

  6. catch(noun)

    A crop which has germinated and begun to grow.

    Synonyms:
    refrain, hitch, prize, gimmick, snippet, snag, find, latch, fragment, chorus, snatch, haul, collar, clasp, stop, grasp, trick, capture, bit, problem, burden, conquest, seizure, take, chock, beau, observation

  7. catch(noun)

    A type of strong boat, usually having two masts; a ketch.

    Synonyms:
    grasp, collar, prize, burden, problem, chorus, find, seizure, hitch, conquest, capture, fragment, take, snatch, bit, refrain, haul, stop, snag, snippet, latch, observation, beau, gimmick, chock, clasp, trick

  8. catch(noun)

    A type of humorous round in which the voices gradually catch up with one another; usually sung by men and often having bawdy lyrics.

    Synonyms:
    gimmick, capture, fragment, beau, bit, refrain, snippet, stop, grasp, observation, hitch, collar, haul, snag, chorus, snatch, take, find, problem, latch, conquest, burden, clasp, seizure, chock, trick, prize

  9. catch(noun)

    The refrain; a line or lines of a song which are repeated from verse to verse.

    Synonyms:
    seizure, snatch, take, beau, bit, prize, chock, trick, conquest, fragment, find, snippet, hitch, problem, grasp, latch, gimmick, burden, stop, clasp, observation, collar, haul, refrain, snag, chorus, capture

  10. catch(noun)

    The act of catching a hit ball before it reaches the ground, resulting in an out.

    Synonyms:
    bit, chorus, snippet, chock, take, snatch, haul, snag, stop, gimmick, seizure, clasp, fragment, problem, trick, latch, find, observation, beau, prize, refrain, capture, grasp, conquest, hitch, collar, burden

  11. catch(noun)

    A player in respect of his catching ability; particularly one who catches well.

    Synonyms:
    problem, snatch, collar, beau, fragment, conquest, find, chorus, capture, grasp, observation, seizure, hitch, clasp, trick, gimmick, prize, take, chock, snippet, stop, snag, haul, bit, refrain, burden, latch

  12. catch(noun)

    To capture, overtake.

    The catch of the perpetrator was the product of a year of police work.

    Synonyms:
    snatch, latch, trick, stop, collar, grab, gimmick, capture, clasp, take, snag, snare, burden, problem, hook, find, get, haul, chock, refrain, fragment, bit, hitch, snippet, conquest, chorus, prize, beau, grasp, seizure, observation

    Antonyms:
    drop, release

  13. catch(noun)

    The first contact of an oar with the water.

    Synonyms:
    hitch, capture, snatch, stop, seizure, chock, take, trick, find, bit, burden, conquest, fragment, observation, prize, beau, grasp, gimmick, snag, snippet, haul, refrain, problem, latch, chorus, collar, clasp

  14. catch(verb)

    A stoppage of breath, resembling a slight cough.

    Synonyms:
    clasp, conquest, fragment, chorus, snatch, snag, haul, bit, prize, problem, beau, chock, observation, capture, hitch, latch, gimmick, trick, snippet, find, burden, collar, grasp, take, stop, refrain, seizure

  15. catch(verb)

    The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball.

    Synonyms:
    take, grab, capture, snatch, hook, snare, get, clasp, seizure, hitch, snag, conquest, fragment, prize, collar, chock, haul, latch, observation, gimmick, find, stop, beau, refrain, problem, grasp, snippet, trick, bit, chorus, burden

    Antonyms:
    drop, release

  16. catch(verb)

    The act of noticing, understanding or hearing.

    Good catch. I never would have remembered that.

    Synonyms:
    snare, grab, take, snatch, get, hook, capture, collar, latch, burden, gimmick, trick, observation, chock, prize, conquest, haul, stop, clasp, seizure, fragment, snippet, chorus, hitch, snag, bit, grasp, find, refrain, beau, problem

    Antonyms:
    release, drop

  17. catch(verb)

    The game of catching a ball.

    The kids love to play catch.

    Synonyms:
    capture, snare, take, grab, hook, get, snatch, bit, gimmick, snag, hitch, find, refrain, chorus, fragment, clasp, latch, grasp, chock, burden, observation, haul, snippet, stop, beau, collar, trick, conquest, problem, seizure, prize

    Antonyms:
    release, drop

  18. catch(verb)

    A find, in particular a boyfriend or girlfriend or prospective spouse.

    Synonyms:
    get, grab, capture, hook, snare, snatch, take, observation, grasp, latch, beau, collar, gimmick, hitch, clasp, fragment, snag, bit, seizure, find, chorus, prize, haul, problem, chock, trick, snippet, refrain, conquest, burden, stop

    Antonyms:
    release, drop

  19. catch(noun)

    Something which is captured or caught.

    The fishermen took pictures of their catch.

    Synonyms:
    snatch, grab, get, hook, take, snare, capture, chock, fragment, snippet, burden, haul, refrain, grasp, collar, hitch, conquest, clasp, prize, trick, beau, bit, seizure, observation, find, latch, problem, gimmick, chorus, snag, stop

    Antonyms:
    drop, release

  20. catch(noun)

    The amount which is caught, especially of fish.

    The catch amounted to five tons of swordfish.

    Synonyms:
    grasp, clasp, latch, prize, burden, gimmick, snatch, problem, trick, capture, beau, conquest, snag, hitch, find, refrain, snippet, chorus, collar, stop, haul, take, seizure, observation, chock, bit, fragment

  21. catch(noun)

    A stopping mechanism, especially a clasp which stops something from opening.

    She installed a sturdy catch to keep her cabinets closed tight.

    Synonyms:
    prize, refrain, fragment, conquest, seizure, grasp, beau, take, bit, snatch, gimmick, haul, snippet, problem, clasp, hitch, observation, chorus, snag, burden, collar, trick, stop, capture, chock, find, latch

  22. catch(noun)

    A hesitation in voice, caused by strong emotion.

    There was a catch in his voice when he spoke his father's name.

    Synonyms:
    refrain, latch, trick, collar, gimmick, conquest, snatch, clasp, fragment, capture, observation, snippet, chorus, chock, snag, beau, find, take, burden, prize, problem, hitch, seizure, stop, bit, haul, grasp

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. catch

    To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, clasp, clutch, comprehend, discover, ensnare, entrap, grasp, grip, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), overtake, secure, seize, snatch, take, take hold of

    Antonyms:
    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    Preposition:
    To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. catch

    Synonyms:
    take, seize, grip, clutch, capture, secure, ensnare, snatch, hit, arrest, comprehend, overtake, apprehend

    Antonyms:
    lose, miss, misapprehend, escape

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. catch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    grasp, seize, snatch, clutch, gripe, grasp, lay hold of, fasten upon

  2. catch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    arrest, apprehend, capture

  3. catch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overtake, come up with

  4. catch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    insnare, entrap, entangle

  5. catch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, bewitch, win

  6. catch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    take (as a disease)

  7. catch(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    lay hold, take hold

  8. catch(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be contagious, be communicated, spread by infection

  9. catch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    seizure, CAPTURE

  10. catch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    snatch, short effort

  11. catch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    clasp, hook, HASP

  12. catch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Mus.) humorous round

  13. catch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    quantity of fish caught

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. CATCH

    Synonyms:
    Candesartan Assessment in the Treatment of Cardiac Hypertrophy

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Translations for catch

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  • أَمْسَكَ, مَسَكَArabic
  • залаві́ць, лаві́ць, злаві́цьBelarusian
  • резе, уловка, хващане, разбиране, улавяне, хващам, закачам се, улавям, схващамBulgarian
  • chytit, chytnout, zachytitCzech
  • fangeDanish
  • Fang, Haken, fangen, begreifen, bekommen, erwischen, verstehenGerman
  • xeEwe
  • pega, cuestión, trampa, traba, truco, capturar, atajar, captar, cazar, cachar, comprenderSpanish
  • harrapatuBasque
  • گرفتنPersian
  • koppi, saalis, huomio, salpa, kopittelu, löytö, haka, solki, koukku, ottaa kiinni, napata, ymmärtää, pyydystää, siepata, käsittää, tarttuaFinnish
  • touche, prise, conquête, hic, attraperFrench
  • beir arIrish
  • glacScottish Gaelic
  • עוקץ, תפיסה, תפס, תָּפַסHebrew
  • पकड़नाHindi
  • fogás, bökkenőHungarian
  • բռնելArmenian
  • fermaglio, trabocchetto, trucco, bottino, colpo, presa, conquista, fermaglio di sicurezza, trappola, fregatura, agguantareItalian
  • 捕る, キャッチボール, 捕まえる, 捕らえる, 分かる, 理解Japanese
  • დაჭერაGeorgian
  • 잡다Korean
  • گرتنKurdish
  • fänkenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • कॅच, पकडणे, समझणेMarathi
  • vangen, vangst, valstrik, opvangen, haak, struikelblok, begrijpen, grijpen, snappen, halenDutch
  • fangstNorwegian Nynorsk
  • fangstNorwegian
  • złapać, dostrzegać, ogarniać, ogarnąć, łapać, schwytać, dostrzec, przechwycać, przechwycićPolish
  • apanhada, conquista, pegar, fecho, tranca, tranqueta, apanhadura, cilada, presa, entender, capturar, sacar, compreender, captarPortuguese
  • prindeRomanian
  • уло́в, добы́ча, пои́мка, захва́т, подво́х, поня́ть, расслы́шать, схва́тывать, пойма́ть, лови́ть, схвати́ть, понима́тьRussian
  • ujetiSlovene
  • hasp, fångst, kap, hake, fånga, fatta, uppfatta, gripaSwedish
  • dakaSwahili
  • лови́ти, пійма́тиUkrainian
  • پکڑناUrdu

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