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"catching" in British English

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catchingadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /ˈkætʃ.ɪŋ/ informal
If an ​illness is catching, it can ​easily be ​passed from one ​person to another: Flu is catching, so ​stay away from ​work.
(Definition of catching from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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catchingadjective

 us   /ˈkætʃ·ɪŋ, ˈketʃ-/
(of an ​illness) ​able to be given to someone ​else: I’ve got a ​rash, but I don’t ​think it’s catching.
(Definition of catching from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “catching”
in Chinese (Simplified) 传染性的…
in Turkish bulaşıcı, etkileyen, peşini bırakmayan…
in Russian заразный, заразительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳染性的…
in Polish zaraźliwy…
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