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Meaning of "catch one's death" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CATCH ONE'S DEATH

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATCH ONE'S DEATH

catch
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 oneself on
catch out
catch phrase
catch pit
catch points
catch question
catch the sun
catch up
catch-22
catch-all

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATCH ONE'S DEATH

a matter of life and death
accidental death
brain death
breath
death
flog to death
in at the death
kiss of death
life-and-death
life-or-death
like grim death
living death
maternal death
megadeath
programmed cell death
put to death
scared to death
sudden cardiac death
sudden death
to death
wall of death

Synonyms and antonyms of catch one's death in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «catch one's death» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

赶上一个人的死亡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

coger uno de la muerte
570 millions of speakers

English

catch one´s death
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक की मौत पकड़ने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبض وفاة واحدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поймать свою смерть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pegar sua morte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক মৃত্যুর ধরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

attraper sa mort
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menangkap kematian seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sie nehmen einen Tod
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分の死をキャッチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 죽음 을 잡을
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyekel siji mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bắt của một người chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒருவரின் மரணத்தை பிடிக்கவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या मृत्यूला पकडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birini yakala
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prendere uno di morte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

złapać własnej śmierci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зловити свою смерть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prinde moartea cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πιάσει το θάνατο ενός ατόμου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vang ´n mens se dood
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fånga en död
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fange ens død
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATCH ONE'S DEATH»

The term «catch one's death» is regularly used and occupies the 99.903 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATCH ONE'S DEATH»

Discover the use of catch one's death in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to catch one's death and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Grose, 2nd ed. catch cold by lying in bed barefoot (, e. g. he would). A mid-C.18- early 19 c.p. applied to a person fussy about his health. Grose, 2nd ed. catch copper. To come to harm: C.16-17: s. > coll. Palsgrave (OED). catch (one's) death .
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Roget's Thesaurus:
... go to one's long account, go to one's last home, go to Davy Jones's locker, go to the wall; receive one's death warrant, make one's will, step out, die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end; catch one's death; ...
Dr. Peter Mark Roget
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases: More Than 10,000 Idioms ...
The work goes on until Friday night, and then the break which gives one time to get one's breath again. catch one's death • meet one's death catch one's death—( coll.) catch a severe cold that may be fatal (also: catch one's death of cold): She ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2010
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Cassell's Dictionary of Slang
... General John Mitchell suggested that if Katherine Graham, proprietor of the Washington Post, were to permit the printing of revelations on White House involvement, she would 'catch her big fat at in a wringer'] catch one's death (of cold) v.
Jonathon Green, 2005
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Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, Classified and ...
... the wall; receive one's death warrant, make one's will, die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end; catch one's death ; go oft' the hooks, kick the bucket, hop the twig, turn up one's toes; die a violent death &c.
Peter Mark Roget, John Lewis Roget, 1883
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Roget's International Thesaurus
... a candle; come to an untimely end; catch one's death; go off the hooks, kick the bucket, hop the twig, turn up one's toes; die a violent death &c. (be killed) 361. Adj. dead, lifeless; deceased, demised, departed, defunct; late, gone, no more; ex - ...
Christopher Orlando Sylvester Mawson, 1911
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Roget's Thesaurus of English words and phrases: classified ...
... make one's will, step out, die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end; catch one's death; go off the hooks, kick the bucket, hop the twig, turn up one's toes; die a violent death &c. (be killed) 361. Adj. dead ...
Christopher Orlando Sylvester Mawson, Peter Mark Roget, 1911
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The World's Cyclopedia of Expression: Words Classified ...
... the wall; receive one's death warrant, make one's will, die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end; catch one's death; go off the hooks, kick the bucket, hop the twig, turn up one's toes ; die a violent death &c .
Peter Mark Roget, John Lewis Roget, 1882
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Roget's Thesaurus of English words & phrases: classified & ...
... death warrant, make one's will, step out, die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end; catch one's death; go off the hooks, kick the bucket, hop the twig, turn up one's toes; die a violent death &c. (be killed) 361 ...
Peter Mark Roget, 1911
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Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
... make one's will, step out, die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end ; catch one's death; go off the hooks, kick the bucket, hop the twig, turn up one's toes; die a violent death &c. (be killed) 361. Adj. dead  ...
Christopher Orlando Sylvester Mawson

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATCH ONE'S DEATH»

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Surely one could catch one's death being subjected to a fully open window during a train journey in the month of March?" Dr. Henderson ... «NPR, Jul 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Catch one's death [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/catch-ones-death>. Mar 2020 ».
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