Translation of "catch on" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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catch on

phrasal verb with catch uk /kætʃ/ us /kætʃ/ verb caught, caught


C1 to become fashionable or popular

I wonder if the game will ever catch on with young people? 我想知道这个游戏会不会在年轻人当中流行开来?


C2 informal to understand, especially after a long time

He doesn't take hints very easily, but he'll catch on (to what you're saying) eventually. 他不太会察言观色,不过最终还是会明白(你所说的话)的。

(Translation of “catch on” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)