Übersetzung von “catch” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbcatch /kætʃ/ ( pt pp caught )
transitive to stop sth falling through the air with your hands

She caught the ball with one hand.
Elle a attrapé la balle d'une main.
transitive to see sb doing sth wrong

I caught him stealing.
Je l'ai surpris en train de voler.
catch sb red-handed/catch sb in the act
to find sb while they are doing sth wrong
prendre qqn sur le fait / en flagrant délit

He was caught in the act of taking the money.
Il a été pris en flagrant délit en train de prendre l'argent.
transitive get illness

He caught the flu from me.
Il a attrapé ma grippe.
transitive to get on a bus, plane, or train before it leaves

to catch a bus/plane/train
attraper un bus/avion/train

I have to catch a plane at 5:15.
Je dois attraper un avion à 5h15.
transitive to cause sb to be surprised

We got caught in a thunderstorm.
Nous avons été surpris par un orage.
catch sb by surprise/catch sb off guard
to surprise sb in a way that makes them uncomfortable
prendre au dépourvu

His question caught her by surprise.
Sa question l'a prise au dépourvu.
transitive informal to hear, smell, or see sth
informal piger , saisir

Sorry, I didn't catch what you said.
Désole, je n'ai pas saisi/pigé ce que vous avez dit.
catch sight of
to see briefly

We caught sight of the rabbit as it ran.
Nous avons aperçu le lapin tandis qu'il détalait.
transitive-intransitive to become stuck, or cause to be stuck
accrocher , prendre

Don't catch your shirt on that nail.
N'accroche pas ta chemise à ce clou.

The strap caught on the doorknob.
La sangle s'est prise au bouton de porte.
transitive to find a disease before it spreads

It's better if we catch the cancer early.
C'est mieux si on s'attaque au cancer rapidement.
catch sb's attention/imagination/interest
to make sb interested
retenir l'attention/imagination/intérêt

the comment that caught the media's attention
le commentaire qui a retenu l'attention des médias
catch your breath
to start to breath easily after using physical effort
reprendre son souffle

He had stopped to catch his breath.
Il s'était arrêté pour reprendre son souffle.
catch sb's eye
to make sb notice
attirer l'attention de qqn

A brightly-colored picture caught his eye.
Un tableau aux couleurs vives retint son attention.
catch (on) fire
to begin to burn
prendre feu

The curtains caught fire.
Les rideaux ont pris feu.
you won't/wouldn't catch sb doing sth
emphasizes sb would never do sth
il n'y a pas de danger que qqn fasse qqch

You'd never catch me in a place like that.
Il n'y a pas de danger qu'on me voie dans un lieu comme celui-là.

catch on

verb phrasal catch on [ ˈkætʃ ˈɒn, ˈɔn ]
to start to become popular
devenir populaire

when rap began to catch on
quand le rap a commencé à devenir populaire
=grasp; to begin to understand

She was slow to catch on to the idea.
Elle a mis du temps pour saisir l'idée.

catch up

verb phrasal catch up [ ˈkætʃ ˈʌp ]
≠fall behind; to come to the same place as sb who was in front of you
rattraper , rejoindre

He was running to catch up to/with his brother.
Il courait pour rejoindre/rattraper son frère.
≠fall behind; to become as good as

a country trying to catch up with the developed world
un pays qui tente de rattraper les pays développés
be/get caught up in
to become involved when you did not intend to
être pris/prise dans

They got caught up in the rioting.
Ils ont été pris dans les émeutes.

catch up on

verb phrasal catch up on [ ˈkætʃ ˈʌp ˌɒn, ˌɔn ]
to do more of sth you want or need
rattraper/combler son retard de

to catch up on some work/sleep
rattraper du retard de travail/sommeil


nouncatch /kætʃ/
countable the act of catching
prise feminine

Great catch!
Bien rattrapé !
countable an unexpected or hidden problem
entourloupe feminine , attrape feminine , informal truc masculine

The price looks cheap, but there's a catch.
Le prix a l'air bon marché mais il y a une entourloupe.
uncountable a game in which people throw and catch a ball
jeu masculine de balle

to play catch
jouer à la balle

(Übersetzung von “catch” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


verb /kӕtʃ/ (past tense past participle caught /koːt/)

to stop and hold (something which is moving); to capture

He caught the cricket ball
The cat caught a mouse
Did you catch any fish?
I tried to catch his attention.

to be in time for, or get on (a train, bus etc)

arriver à temps pour (prendre)
I’ll have to catch the 9.45 (train) to London.

to surprise (someone) in the act of

I caught him stealing (my vegetables).

to become infected with (a disease or illness)

He caught flu.

to (cause to) become accidentally attached or held

(se) prendre
The child caught her fingers in the car door.

to hit

flanquer un coup
The punch caught him on the chin.

to manage to hear

Did you catch what she said?

to start burning

prendre (feu)
I dropped a match on the pile of wood and it caught (fire) immediately.
catching adjective


Is chicken-pox catching?
catchy adjective

(of a tune) attractive and easily remembered.

facile à retenir
catch-phrase nouns ( catch-word)

a phrase or word in popular use for a time.

rengaine, slogan accrocheur
catch someone’s eye

to attract someone’s attention

attirer l’attention de
The advertisement caught my eye
I couldn’t catch the waiter’s eye and so we were last to be served.
catch on

to become popular

The fashion caught on.

to understand

He’s a bit slow to catch on.
catch out

to put out (a batsman) at cricket by catching the ball after it has been hit and before it touches the ground.

mettre hors jeu à balle attrapée

to cause (someone) to fail by means of a trick, a difficult question etc

prendre au dépourvu
The last question in the exam caught them all out.
catch up

to come level (with)

We caught him up at the corner
Ask the taxi-driver if he can catch up with that lorry
We waited for him to catch up
She had a lot of schoolwork to catch up on after her illness.



a small device for holding (a door etc) in place

loquet, serrure, fermoir
The catch on my suitcase is broken.

the total amount (of eg fish) caught

the largest catch of mackerel this year.

a trick or problem

There’s a catch in this question.

(Übersetzung von “catch” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)