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Meaning of "catch" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CATCH

Cacchen to pursue, from Old Northern French cachier, from Latin captāre to snatch, from capere to seize.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CATCH

catch  [kætʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Catch is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb catch in English.

WHAT DOES CATCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of catch in the English dictionary

The first definition of catch in the dictionary is to take hold of so as to retain or restrain. Other definition of catch is to take, seize, or capture, esp after pursuit. Catch is also to ensnare or deceive, as by trickery.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CATCH

PRESENT

Present
I catch
you catch
he/she/it catches
we catch
you catch
they catch
Present continuous
I am catching
you are catching
he/she/it is catching
we are catching
you are catching
they are catching
Present perfect
I have caught
you have caught
he/she/it has caught
we have caught
you have caught
they have caught
Present perfect continuous
I have been catching
you have been catching
he/she/it has been catching
we have been catching
you have been catching
they have been catching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I caught
you caught
he/she/it caught
we caught
you caught
they caught
Past continuous
I was catching
you were catching
he/she/it was catching
we were catching
you were catching
they were catching
Past perfect
I had caught
you had caught
he/she/it had caught
we had caught
you had caught
they had caught
Past perfect continuous
I had been catching
you had been catching
he/she/it had been catching
we had been catching
you had been catching
they had been catching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will catch
you will catch
he/she/it will catch
we will catch
you will catch
they will catch
Future continuous
I will be catching
you will be catching
he/she/it will be catching
we will be catching
you will be catching
they will be catching
Future perfect
I will have caught
you will have caught
he/she/it will have caught
we will have caught
you will have caught
they will have caught
Future perfect continuous
I will have been catching
you will have been catching
he/she/it will have been catching
we will have been catching
you will have been catching
they will have been catching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would catch
you would catch
he/she/it would catch
we would catch
you would catch
they would catch
Conditional continuous
I would be catching
you would be catching
he/she/it would be catching
we would be catching
you would be catching
they would be catching
Conditional perfect
I would have catch
you would have catch
he/she/it would have catch
we would have catch
you would have catch
they would have catch
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been catching
you would have been catching
he/she/it would have been catching
we would have been catching
you would have been catching
they would have been catching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you catch
we let´s catch
you catch
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to catch
Past participle
caught
Present Participle
catching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATCH


ambach
ˈæmˌbætʃ
attach
əˈtætʃ
batch
bætʃ
brach
brætʃ
despatch
dɪˈspætʃ
detach
dɪˈtætʃ
dispatch
dɪˈspætʃ
hatch
hætʃ
kaffeeklatsch
ˈkæfɪˌklætʃ
latch
lætʃ
match
mætʃ
mismatch
ˌmɪsˈmætʃ
mix-and-match
ˌmɪksəndˈmætʃ
patch
pætʃ
rach
rætʃ
rematch
ˈriːˌmætʃ
sasquatch
ˈsæsˌkwætʃ
scratch
skrætʃ
snatch
snætʃ
thatch
θætʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATCH

catcaller
catch a cold
catch a crab
catch a few zeds
catch basin
catch crop
catch fire
catch it
catch on
catch one´s breath
catch one´s death
catch oneself on
catch out
catch phrase
catch pit
catch points
catch question
catch the sun
catch up
catch-22

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATCH

a bad patch
Black Watch
deathwatch
exhibition match
fob watch
football match
friendly match
from scratch
grudge match
home match
klatch
league match
officer of the watch
on the watch
quartz watch
stopwatch
swatch
test match
watch
wristwatch

Synonyms and antonyms of catch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CATCH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «catch» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of catch

Translation of «catch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATCH

Find out the translation of catch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of catch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «catch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抓住
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

atrapar
570 millions of speakers

English

catch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पकड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يـُمْسِكُ بِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ловить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pegar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

attraper
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tangkapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fangen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

つかまえる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...을 잡다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyekel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yakalamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prendere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

złapać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ловити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a prinde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πιάνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vangs
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fånga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

få tak i
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of catch

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATCH»

The term «catch» is very widely used and occupies the 4.034 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of catch
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «catch».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATCH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «catch» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «catch» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about catch

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CATCH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word catch.
1
George Allen, Sr.
If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks.
2
Phil Anselmo
I think music is a big, big wide world, and I am voyager on this particular ship in this sea of wild music, and I'm gonna dive in and find as many fish as I can and catch them all. I love music.
3
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap.
4
Morena Baccarin
I love 'Modern Family;' I don't exactly watch it when it's on, but I try to catch up on it when I can; it's one of my favorite shows.
5
Bryan Batt
When I've ridden in parades, I always throw to the kids, the elderly and anyone who is smiling and having a great time. I try to make eye contact with the person. If you catch a ton and a kid nearby hasn't caught much, share.
6
Melissa Bean
But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility.
7
Jamie Bell
Surfing isn't really in my blood. It's hard to catch a big wave in Billingham.
8
Suzy Bogguss
I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
9
Terry Bradshaw
I just like to catch fish, I don't care if it weighs half a pound or 10 pounds. But I can't do a lot of casting. I can work a jig or a worm. But not for long, especially if the big ones are biting. Those big bass will make it hurt after a while.
10
Patrick Carney
The best way to catch my attention is to throw a Twinkie near my face.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATCH»

Discover the use of catch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to catch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition
This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; personal essays on the genesis of the novel by the author; a wealth of critical responses and reviews by Norman ...
Joseph Heller, 2010
2
The Catch: Sea-to-table Recipes, Stories & Secrets
The host of the hit show Hook, Line & Dinner shares culturally evocative culinary and travel adventures from his life, providing a first collection of favorite sea-to-table recipes complemented by preparation guidelines and on-location ...
Ben Sargent, 2013
3
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
In this book, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission.
Jonah Berger, 2013
4
The Catch: How to Be Found by the Man of Your Dreams
This book will teach readers how to move on from a break-up, avoid the traps of the dating game, become a stronger person through the 30-Day Catch Boot Camp, get a man to propose in only six steps, and forget chasing after Mr. Right ever ...
Samantha Brett, 2012
5
Catch That Pass!
Only one thing keeps Jim from being the best linebacker in the team - his fear of getting tackled.
Matt Christopher, 2009
6
LEGO City: Catch That Crook!
When the Lego City bank is robbed, the robbers hide deep in the forest.
Michael Anthony Steele, 2012
7
Catch me a killer
"When I interrogate a serial killer I dive into the blackness of his soul.
Micki Pistorius, 2000
8
One-Handed Catch
There’s no way a little thing like losing his hand will keep Norm from trying out for baseball.
Mary Jane Auch, 2009
9
Catch: Attracting and Connecting Visitors
A grand-scope view of implementing effective evangelism strategies. For pastors and church leaders who are looking to reach people with the love of Jesus Christ.
Adam Hamilton, 2010
10
Catch
Teenager Tim Temples must decide if he wants to leave his comfortable life in a small town and go to college.
Will Leitch, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term catch is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Austin Dillon walks away after car flies into catch fence in violent last …
Flying over the competition, Dillon's car hit the catch fence with its roof, coming to an abrupt halt and flying back onto the track. The incident ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
2
US-backed Kurds are on a roll - but there's a catch
Though the YPG has been effective in fighting ISIS, there's an important catch. A Kurdish surge could dislodge ISIS from certain areas while ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
3
Consider the rare split-colored lobster: unusual catch turns up in …
Consider the rare split-colored lobster: unusual catch turns up in Maine. According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chance of finding a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Donald Trump Employees' 401(k) Plans Come With a Huge Catch
It turns out that Donald Trump—the real estate mogul and Republican presidential hopeful who has promised to be “the greatest jobs president ... «TIME, Jul 15»
5
With Apple Music, the company streams to catch up
Music consumption habits are changing. Start with the audio receiver, the central component of a home theater. What once amplified music ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
6
Nuts! Police use squirrel in bid to catch thieves
The police have gone nuts! Well, maybe not, but a police department in suburban Detroit is having a little creative fun while asking for help from ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
7
Harry Douglas: Mariota's “unbelievable accuracy” will increase …
Wide receiver Harry Douglas said that Mariota has shown “unbelievable accuracy” that he thinks will lead to bigger gains after the catch for him ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
8
Catch up on Jason Pierre-Paul and more with PFT Live at noon ET
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul remains in a Florida hospital after suffering injuries to his hand while setting off fireworks last weekend ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
9
Amy Schumer Wants You to Catch That Old D
And to catch the old D. And to not apologize. Now that we've learned to unapologetically “catch the old D,” Schumer also wants to make sure ... «New York Magazine, Jul 15»
10
WADA to start conducting night raids to catch doping
Doping remains a serious issue in cycling. The recent CIRC report estimated at least 20 percent of the peloton is still cheating. Photo: Tim De ... «velonews.competitor.com, Jul 15»

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