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English definition of “catch”


verb [T] (STOP ESCAPING)    /kætʃ/ (caught, caught)
B1 to find and stop a person or animal that is trying to escape : Great pressure was put on the police to catch the terrorists as soon as possible . [+ -ing verb] Two armed men were caught try ing to cross the frontier at night . They were happy because they had caught a lot of fish that day .figurative I can see you're busy right now, so I'll catch you (= speak to you) later .Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
(Definition of catch verb (STOP ESCAPING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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