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Synonyms for catching
ˈkætʃ ɪŋcatch·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catchingnoun

    (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team

    spying, espial, spotting, contracting, detection


  2. detection, catching, espial, spying, spottingnoun

    the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

    detective work, spying, staining, sleuthing, sensing, detecting, detection, signal detection, espial, maculation, undercover work, spotting, contracting


  3. catching, contractingadjective

    becoming infected

    "catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"; "the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"

    spying, espial, spotting, contracting, detection


  4. catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittableadjective

    (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

    inherited, genetic, communicable, contagious, transmittable, ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial, familial, transmissible, contractable, transmitted


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. catchingnoun

    seizure, capture, arrest, apprehension

  2. catchingadjective

    infectious, contagious, pestilential, pestiferous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. catchingadjective

    contagious, infectious, communicable, pestilential

    noncontagious, incommunicable

  2. catchingnoun

    seizure, apprehension, arrest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "catching":

    capture, capturing, catch

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How to use catching in a sentence?

  1. Tuukka Rask:

    I feel great, the biggest issue for me was the catching of the joint and the pain that created. So that all is gone. … I do n’t have to think about it locking up on me again and creating that pain, so I feel great.

  2. Thomas Fuller:

    Do nothing hastily but catching of fleas.

  3. Daniel Boardman:

    If you look at the food category, it was mostly pictures from Southeast Asia -- those countries have some of the most eye-catching cuisine.

  4. Justice Ginsburg:

    My scrunchie collection is not as large as my collar and glove collections, but scrunchies are catching up.

  5. Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna:

    We all wan na see each other succeed having successful seasons — while catching fish and all making money — however, every boat wants to be that top boat, this year specifically it is very competitive and coming down to the wire. The finale is going to be very close. I ca n’t say who is going to win, we all know, but it’s going to come down to the very last fish.

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