catchverbuk us /kætʃ/ (caught, caught)
catch verb (TAKE HOLD)
catch verb (STOP ESCAPING)
- Police set up roadblocks on all roads out of the town in an effort to catch the bombers.
- Soldiers who deserted and were caught were shot.
- The robber was caught when someone tipped off the police.
- Thousands of illegal immigrants are caught and deported every year.
- I caught the dog by the collar and dragged it out of the room.
catch verb (NOTICE)
catch verb (TRAVEL)
catch verb (BECOME INFECTED)
- Don't come too near me - you might catch my cold.
- Don't go out with wet hair, you might catch a chill.
- I'm feeling a bit feverish - I hope I haven't caught the flu.
- I don't know exactly what's wrong with her - she's caught some sort of virus.
- A lot of children in the school caught measles last term.
catch verb (STICK)
catch verb (BE IN TIME)
catch verb (HEAR/SEE)
catch verb (HIT)
catch verb (INVOLVE)
catch verb (BREATHE)
catch verb (BE TOUCHED BY)
catch verb (BURN)
catchnounuk us /kætʃ/
catch noun (PROBLEM)
- a (heavy) cross to bear idiom
- a bitter pill (to swallow) idiom
- a hard/tough nut to crack idiom
- hot potato
- the chill wind of sth idiom
- the hard way idiom
- the rub idiom
- the sharp end
- thorn in your flesh/side idiom
catch noun (SOMETHING CAUGHT)
catch noun (FASTENING DEVICE)
catch noun (STIFFNESS)