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catch

verb [T]
 
 
/kætʃ/ (caught, caught)
catch sb off guard/by surprise to surprise someone and cause difficulty for them: A lot of taxpayers will be caught off guard by their new tax liability
catch sb's eye/catch the eye of sb to get someone's attention, or to be noticed by someone: The high-profile plan has caught the eye of a national audience.
be/get caught up in sth to become involved in something, often without wanting to: The firm was caught up in the near-collapse of one of the world's largest hedge funds.
(Definition of catch verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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