What is the pronunciation of catch?
English definition of “catch”
B2 [T] to discover, see, or realize something, especially someone doing something wrong: [+ -ing verb] He caught her reading his old love letters. If the virus is caught (= discovered) in time, most patients can be successfully treated. I caught sight of/caught a glimpse of (= saw for a moment) a red coat in the crowd.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive catch sb's attention, imagination, interest, etc. B2 to make someone notice something and feel interested: A ship out at sea caught his attention. Her pictures caught my imagination.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction be caught without sth › to not have something, especially when it is needed: He doesn't like to be caught without any biscuits in the house.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary you won't catch sb doing sth › said to mean that you will certainly not see someone doing a particular thing or in a particular place: You won't catch me at work after four o'clock. You won't catch Carla eating in a cheap restaurant, oh no.Impossible and improbable
› [T] to manage to hear something: I couldn't catch what the announcer said, with all the other noise going on.Using the ears
get caught up in sth C2 to become involved in something, often without wanting to: They were having an argument and somehow I got caught up in it.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will