Translation of "catch" - English-Turkish dictionary

catch

verb uk us /kætʃ/ (past tense and past participle caught)
GET HOLD [ T ]

A1 to stop someone or something that is moving through the air by getting hold of it

tutmak, alıkoymak
Try to catch the ball.
She fell backwards but he caught her in his arms.
STOP ESCAPING [ T ]

B1 to find and stop a person or animal who is trying to escape

bulup yakalamak, ele geçirmek
He ran after his attacker but couldn't catch him.
Did you catch many fish today?
CRIMINAL [ T ]

If the police catch a criminal, they find them and take them away.

(polis) yakala(n)mak
These terrorists must be caught.
ILLNESS [ T ]

A2 to get an illness or disease

bir hastalığa tutulmak, yakalanmak
I think I've caught a cold.
TRANSPORT [ T ]

A1 to get on a bus, train, etc in order to travel somewhere

bir aracı yakalamak
You can catch the bus from the top of the hill.
DISCOVER [ T ]

B2 to discover someone who is doing something wrong or something secret

gizli bir şey yapanı yakalamak, (argo) enselemek
informal You won't catch me wearing (= I never wear) a tie.
STICK [ I, T ]

to stick somewhere, or to make something stick somewhere

yapışmak, yapıştırmak, tutturmak
My dress caught on the door handle as I was leaving.
COLLECT [ T ]

to collect something that is falling

düşmek üzere olan bir şeyi yakalamak
I used a bucket to catch the drips.
BE IN TIME [ T ]

to manage to be in time to see or do something

yetişmek, yakalamak, aynı düzeye ulaşmak
I only caught the end of the programme.
HEAR [ T ]

to hear or understand something correctly

işitmek, anlamak, doğru duymak
I'm sorry. I didn't catch your name.
catch fire

B1 to start burning

alev almak, tutuşmak, yangın çıkmak
be/get caught

to be unable to avoid something unpleasant

yakalanmak, kaçamamak
I got caught in the rain.
catch the sun UK

to burn your skin in the sun

güneşlenmek, bronzlaşmak
You've caught the sun on your shoulders.
catch sight of sth

to see something suddenly, often only for a short time

gözüne ilişmek/takılmak, kısa bir süre görmek
He caught sight of himself in the mirror.
HIT [ T ] UK

to hit something or someone

vurmak, darbe vurmak
The ball flew across the garden, and caught me on the chin.
→ See also catch sb's eye , catch sb off guard

(Translation of “catch verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)