Catch synonyms

kăch, kĕch
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(Informal) To get or take quickly
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To grasp or get suddenly with or as with a bite; snatch
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A valuable prize, award, or gain.
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(Idiomatic) To contract or get; to show symptoms of an illness.
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To become ill; to sicken
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To trick is defined as to make an illusion, or to play a joke or prank.
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To record in the form of stored data
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to take fire; burn
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(Dated) To break forth; to commence suddenly; with into.
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To catch and hold
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A long drive, especially transporting/hauling heavy cargo.
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A living thing that is eaten by another living thing.
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The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage:
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To bring on; to incur; to acquire.
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To catch in a trap; ensnare.
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(Cricket) A catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper.
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Accumulated or stored wealth, esp. in the form of money, precious metals, jewels, etc.
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A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. Also spelled prise.
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The definition of a cache is a safe place for hiding things.
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An object, usually in the form of a statuette, cup, or shield, awarded for success in a competition or to mark a special achievement.
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A rich or productive source:
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The score accumulated at any given time in a game:
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(Baseball) First, second, or third base.
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By extension, anything which is a mine of wealth or yields a large income or return.
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Something that is conventionally accepted as good beyond doubt.
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A plum is defined as the smooth-skinned fruit of the prunus tree, or a bluish-red color.
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Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
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(Figuratively) Anything considered precious or valuable.
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Something caught or worth catching
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The definition of a discovery is something found, invented or uncovered.
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Anything prized for its beauty and value, esp. if small and perfect of its kind
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Something caught or worth catching
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*A desirable mate
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The personification of conquest, (also known as Pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.
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*A desirable mate
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*A desirable mate
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A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification:
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A small firearm, as a pistol or rifle
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The definition of a hunk is a large piece of something, or an attractive man.
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(Colloquial) An uncaring womanizer.
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The act of one who grasps or covets.
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(Rare) The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure.
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The act of catching
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Theft or larceny:
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The release of information about a person or entity. Of a corporation, the filing of documents and statements required by law; in litigation, the release of documents and other information subpoenaed or otherwise sought by the other side. See also discovery.
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The act by which something is uncovered.
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The cock of a gunlock.
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The definition of cop is a spindle of thread or yarn, or is slang for police officer.
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A shovellike utensil, usually having a deep curved dish and a short handle:
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One that is picked up, especially:
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(Nautical) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
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A disadvantage or inconvenience.
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The definition of a snag is something sharp that sticks out or a loop of thread that pokes out of a knitted garment.
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A hidden qualification
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A toy or problem for testing cleverness, skill, or ingenuity; often, specif., jigsaw puzzle
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Any puzzling question or problem
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The definition of a hitch is a something used to connect or an obstacle.
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A substance or preparation applied by rubbing, especially:
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(Slang) A person, fellow, etc.; esp., one deserving contempt, as because of being foolish, inept, or disagreeable
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(Slang) A surprise ending, ironic twist, etc.
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One who solves puzzles as a hobby.
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(Algebraic geometry) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
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Plural form of string
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The definition of a latch is a hook, bar or other mechanism that causes a door or cupboard to close and stay closed.
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The definition of a clasp is something that holds two things together, or a firm hold.
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Any of various devices for clasping or fastening things together, or for bracing parts; esp., an appliance with two parts that can be brought together, usually by a screw, to grip something
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To get (a small amount of sleep).
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To seize hold of
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To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
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To play (a guitar, banjo, etc.) in this way
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To seize hold of
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To seize hold of
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To drag or snatch; grab
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To ensnare someone, as if with a hook.
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To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
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A pincer, as of a lobster or crab, used for grasping.
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To grip tightly
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Grasp is defined as to have a firm hold on something.
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(Informal) To become tense with anxiety, fear, etc.
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To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
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To become attached to something; stick:
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To attach oneself to.
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To don gloves, as before performing an operation on a patient.
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(Intransitive) To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.
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To seize (someone) with the authority of the law; to take into legal custody. [from 14th c.]
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To snare is defined as to catch or trap something.
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To catch or ensnare in a net:
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To pass after catching up with.
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(Now Rare) To stop, hinder, or prevent
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(Nautical) To keep (running rigging) clear, and see that no hitch occurs.
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The definition of reach is stretching out an arm or hand in order to touch or grab something.
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To pursue an object or a goal.
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To come across; to encounter; to stumble upon; to discover or find, especially by chance or accident.
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To come to from behind
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To come to from behind
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To come to from behind
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(Idiomatic) To interrupt (someone speaking).
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To come into being or activity; occur or happen
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To contract a disease
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Incur is defined as to acquire, or bring something upon oneself.
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To contract a disease
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To contract a disease
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To contract a disease
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To contract a disease
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To contract a disease
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To contract a disease
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To contract a disease
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To elicit or detect through surprise:
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To discover or manage to perceive (something hidden or not easily noticed)
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2013 June 7, Gary Younge, “Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 18:
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To deceive or trick; dupe:
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To deceive or cheat by using a hoax.
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To take or catch in or as if in a snare; trap.
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(Intransitive) To fall or stumble.
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(Intransitive) To have a good relationship; to get along.
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To reach in time to board
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To board is to get on a plane or other transportation vehicle or to provide with a place to live and meals.
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(Intransitive, colloquial) To proceed (in a direction).
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To reach in time to board
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(--- Informal) To act quickly; hustle:
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Free means to release or let go.
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To feel the absence of someone or something, sometimes with regret.
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(Informal) To spend, especially lavishly or rashly:
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To move unsteadily or haltingly; stumble:
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(Archaic) To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; used with of.
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To come to from behind
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To avert or prevent.
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(Intransitive) To get free, to free oneself.
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(Rugby) To score a try
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*A desirable mate
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A person who loves something.
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Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
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(Now Rare) An impeding or being impeded; obstruction
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Something or someone that fastens
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The definition of a lock is a device or a tool for holding or securing, or an enclosed canal with a series of gates that raise and lower ships to the level of adjoining water.
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To go beyond or above the powers or limits of; surpass; excel
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To be the first to find out, see, or know about
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Deceive is defined as to make someone believe something that isn't true.
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The definition of attract is to draw in either by physical forces, emotions or senses.
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To attract with bait; to entice.
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To bust is to break something, to cause something to be broken, getting someone out of prison, or arresting someone.
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To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
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To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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Corner means to force into an awkward or tight spot, to get the most of something, or to make turns in a vehicle.
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To take unawares or by surprise; to catch or seize (a criminal etc.) in the act.
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To get or receive from some source
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To catch in or as in a trap
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(Informal) To annoy; irritate
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To keep from departing or getting away:
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Alternative spelling of ensnare.
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(Rare) To hang.
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To leave a ship or boat and go on shore; disembark
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To catch, tie, or attach with or as if with a lasso.
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To unite in a close, usually permanent way:
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(Slang) To strike or bring down:
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To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given:
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To cause (something) to come to an end.
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To marry
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The definition of a release is a letting go, setting free or relief.
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Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.
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(Archaic) That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a favour; benefaction; a grant; a present.
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(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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Push is defined as to press, force or urge a person or thing to move or go away.
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contract an illness
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To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).
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(Figuratively) To apply one's talents inappropriately.
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To cause to explode.
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To fail to understand correctly; misinterpret
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to take fire; burn
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To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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(Idiomatic) To discover, pinpoint; to think up; to realize; to invent.
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To give a blow to; strike; knock
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To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
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To distinguish something as being different from something else; to differentiate.
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To inspect narrowly; to examine and keep watch upon; to watch; to observe.
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To appear by glimpses.
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(Dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.
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To catch sight of; make out; perceive; see
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(Slang) To snatch
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To keep from drifting, giving way, etc., by or as by an anchor
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Fasten is defined as to join one thing to another, or to secure.
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To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
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Moor means to secure something in place.
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To live (with another or in another's home) as a paying guest
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(Intransitive) To tolerate, to endure, to stick with.
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To catch in or as in the meshes of a net; entangle
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To draw into a snarl or tangle
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To confine; to hamper; to shackle.
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A structure of fine, elastic, threadlike filaments characteristically spun by spiders to catch insect prey. The larvae of certain insects also weave webs that serve as protective shelters for feeding and may include leaves or other plant parts.
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To bash is to hit very hard or to say unkind things about someone or something.
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(Informal) To hit (a ball) hard
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To strike a sharp audible blow or series of blows, as on a door.
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Pop is a noise inside of your ears when pressure equalizes or when your eyes getting big when you see something impressive.
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To hit something with force; crash:
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To hit hard; slug
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To down a shot.
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To hit (a tennis ball, badminton bird, etc.) with a hard overhand stroke
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To strike down or kill with godly force.
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(Intransitive) To deliver a blow
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To hit with a quick, sharp blow
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To strike with something flat; whack
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To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
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To collide or strike with great force.
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To defeat soundly; thrash.
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To strike such a blow.
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To hit or punch, as with a short, sharp blow
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To beat forcefully; thrash.
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To beat with a belt or strap.
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To die.
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(Intransitive, computing) To insert a piece of media (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
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(Intransitive) To become disgusting or tedious.
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To perceive and recognize the meaning of.
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(Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
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To put in words; couch; express
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(Figuratively) To get to the bottom of; to manage to comprehend (a problem etc.).
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To come or go after; proceed behind:
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(Intransitive) To represent; to make (something) appear to be true. [from 17th c.]
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(Transgenderism) To recognise (someone) as being transgender.
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To take note of; recognize:
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To become aware of; perceive:
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To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
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To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
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To understand; comprehend.
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(Slang) To understand fully:
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(Colloquial, regional) To realise something; to catch on.
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(Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
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Seizure is defined as the taking of something by force.
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(Idiomatic, US) Figuratively, a prize or goal. Often used with respect to employment goals e.g. promotion, better job, etc.
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To move toward (the goal) on an offensive play, as in lacrosse.
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Again; another time; repeated(ly)
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To be disposed of by sale:
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(Countable) Someone or something wished for.
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A limited train or bus.
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An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
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the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
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Anything that tricks or mystifies; deceptive or secret device
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Device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
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UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada spelling of enamor.
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(Archaic) To charm; fascinate; hold by a charm or spell.
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To fill with love and desire; charm; captivate
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To attract and hold the interest of, as by beauty or wit.
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To beguile is defined as to deceive someone in a cunning way or to enchant someone and make him become attracted to you.
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To delight or fascinate:
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To captivate completely; fascinate.
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To delight and fill with wonder.
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(Intransitive) To clean up; to return to an organized state.
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To look at, see, or view for a period of time.
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To survey or study mentally; consider:
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To hear (something spoken or a speaker) without the speaker's knowledge or intention
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To free from a hitch
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A set of literary or artistic principles or assumptions on which a creative work is based:
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Synonym Study

  • Trap and snare both imply the literal or figurative use of a device for catching a person or animal and suggest a situation from which escape is difficult or impossible to trap a bear, snared by their false promises
  • Nab , an informal word, specifically implies a sudden or quick taking into custody the police nabbed the thief
  • Capture stresses seizure by force or stratagem to capture an outlaw
  • Catch , the most general term here, refers to the seizing or taking of a person or thing, whether by skill, cunning, or surprise, and usually implies pursuit
Find another word for catch. In this page you can discover 263 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for catch, like: grab, snap, booty, come-down-with, fall-ill, trick, capture, catch (on) fire, strike, tangle and haul.