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Another word for catch

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Verb
  1. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase

    See also:

    get

  2. To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly

    See also:

    surprise

  3. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

    See also:

    see

  4. To get hold of (something moving)

    See also:

    get

  5. To grasp at (something) eagerly, forcibly, and abruptly with the jaws

    See also:

    reach

  6. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on

  7. To go aboard (a means of transport)

    See also:

    used

  8. To make secure

    See also:

    move

  9. To become or cause to become stuck or lodged

    See also:

    move

  10. To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping

    See also:

    free

  11. To become affected with a disease

    See also:

    get

Noun
  1. The act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding

    See also:

    get

  2. A device for fastening or for checking motion

    See also:

    move

  3. A person or thing worth catching

    See also:

    desire

  4. A tricky or unsuspected condition

    See also:

    limited

Idioms:

    catch up

  1. To come up even with another

  2. catch up

  3. To draw in so that extrication is difficult

  4. catch up

  5. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of

Another word for catch

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