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English definition of “catch”

catch

verb [T] (DISCOVER)   /kætʃ, ketʃ/ (past tense and past participle caught  /kɔt/)
to discover, find, or become aware of something: If the disease is caught in time, most patients get well quickly. I hope I catch all the mistakes in my term paper.
(Definition of catch verb (DISCOVER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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