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English definition of “catch sb out”

catch sb out

(TRICK) informal phrasal verb with catch     /kætʃ/ verb (caught, caught)
to trick someone into making a mistake: The examiner will try to catch you out, so stay calm and think carefully before you speak.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
(Definition of catch sb out (TRICK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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