Bedeutung von "catch" Essential English Dictionary

catch

verb uk /kætʃ/ (catching, 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 in the exam.

(Definition von "catch" von Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)