Bedeutung von “catch” im Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /kætʃ/ present participle catching, past tense and past participle caught

A1 to stop something that is moving through the air by getting it in your hands:

Try to catch the ball.

A1 to get on a bus, train, etc.:

I caught the last train home.

A2 to get an illness or disease:

I think I caught a cold from her.

B1 to find and stop a person or animal who is trying to escape:

He ran after the dog, but couldn’t catch him.

to stick somewhere, or to make something stick somewhere:

My dress got caught on a nail and tore.
catch fire
catch someone’s attention, interest, etc.

to make someone notice something and feel interested:

All the noise in the street caught his attention.

to discover someone who is doing something wrong or something secret:

She was caught cheating on the test.

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(Definition von “catch” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)