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English definition of “catch”

catch

verb [I or T] (TAKE HOLD)    /kætʃ/ (caught, caught)
A1 to take hold of something, especially something that is moving through the air : I managed to catch the glass before it hit the ground . We saw the eagle swoop from the sky to catch its prey . Our dog ran past me and out of the house before I could catch it. He caught hold of my arm . We placed saucepans on the floor to catch (= collect ) the drops of water coming through the roof .UK The batsman was caught (out) (= someone in the other team caught the ball when he hit it).Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
(Definition of catch verb (TAKE HOLD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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