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Spanish translation of “catch”


verb /kӕtʃ/ (past tense past participle caught /koːt/)
to stop and hold (something which is moving); to capture He caught the cricket ball The cat caught a mouse Did you catch any fish? I tried to catch his attention. to be in time for, or get on (a train, bus etc)
coger, llegar a tiempo, alcanzar
I’ll have to catch the 9.45 (train) to London.
to surprise (someone) in the act of I caught him stealing (my vegetables). to become infected with (a disease or illness) He caught flu. to (cause to) become accidentally attached or held The child caught her fingers in the car door. to hit
dar con, darse con
The punch caught him on the chin.
to manage to hear Did you catch what she said? to start burning I dropped a match on the pile of wood and it caught (fire) immediately. catching adjective infectious Is chicken-pox catching? catchy adjective (of a tune) attractive and easily remembered. catch-phrase nouns ( catch-word) a phrase or word in popular use for a time. catch someone’s eye to attract someone’s attention
atraer la atención de alguien
The advertisement caught my eye I couldn’t catch the waiter’s eye and so we were last to be served.
catch on to become popular The fashion caught on. to understand He’s a bit slow to catch on. catch out to put out (a batsman) at cricket by catching the ball after it has been hit and before it touches the ground. to cause (someone) to fail by means of a trick, a difficult question etc The last question in the exam caught them all out. catch up to come level (with) We caught him up at the corner Ask the taxi-driver if he can catch up with that lorry We waited for him to catch up She had a lot of schoolwork to catch up on after her illness.
(Definition of catch from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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