catch

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkætʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kætʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kach)


Inflections of 'catch' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
catches
v 3rd person singular
catches
v 3rd person singular
catching
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
caught
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
caught
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

catch

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. catch the [ball, pass, throw]
  2. catch [a cold, the flu, chickenpox, your death]
  3. couldn't (even) catch (a) cold!
  4. caught him [cheating, stealing, trying]
  5. caught in the act
  6. caught (her) in the act (of)
  7. caught her [by surprise, off guard]
  8. caught me [by surprise]
  9. caught my [attention, eye]
  10. catch the [attention] of
  11. [she, a cat, something suspicious] caught my eye
  12. catch a [train, bus, flight, ride] (to)
  13. catch [a fish, a rabbit]
  14. [spider, lion, shark] catches its prey (by)
  15. (time to) catch my breath
  16. [I need to, let me, give me a minute to] catch my breath
  17. catch a [glimpse, peek] (at)
  18. catch a [fleeting, sneaky, brief] [glimpse] (of)
  19. I didn't (quite) catch [that, what you said]
  20. if you catch my [drift, meaning]
  21. catch up [to, with] the leader
  22. catch up with [work, the latest news, world events]
  23. catch up on [the news, each other's lives, homework, a show]
  24. catch [fire, on fire, light]
  25. catch and release
  26. [my shirt, the thread] caught on the [nail, door, corner]
  27. her [fingers, hair, skirt] got caught in [a, the, her]
  28. his [fingers] were caught in [the, a]
  29. caught her [fingers] in [the, a]
  30. got my [fingers] caught in the (car) door
  31. caught me by the [hand, ankle, shirt]
  32. caught in a [loveless marriage, dead-end job]
  33. you can't catch me!
  34. catch me if you can
  35. catch it while you can
  36. the [song, craze, product, idea] didn't catch on
  37. catch some [waves, sun, rays]
  38. caught wind of [it, his intention, her plans]
  39. catch hell for [a mistake, an error]
n
  1. a [spectacular, game-winning] catch
  2. what [a good, an amazing, a lucky] catch
  3. missed [the, an easy] catch
  4. how did he miss that catch?
  5. football: got the catch for a [touchdown, first down]
  6. playing catch in the [yard, playground, park, street]
  7. a catch in the [contract, fine print]
  8. a catch to [signing up, accepting the job]
  9. there is always a catch
  10. what's the catch?
  11. there's only one catch
  12. [she, your boyfriend] is a real catch
  13. [the fishermen, they] reeled in a [large, huge] catch
  14. [brought, hauled] in the day's catch
  15. lifted the catch (on)
  16. the catch on [the door, my necklace] (is broken)
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