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According to WordNet, the verb "catch" has 29 sense(s).

201401115 reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach".

201439190 take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!".

200589904 grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him".

202510905 check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind".

200460357 delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting".

200726009 become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window".

201327816 to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup".

201738107 apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs".

200087988 contract; "did you catch a cold?".

201328012 cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles".

201505958 attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter".

201380366 spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch".

200725748 discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting".

202189398 perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time".

202248299 get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath".

200543016 be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood".

201806505 attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts".

202109645 suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!".

201082454 be the catcher; "Who is catching?".

200599835 detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator".

202761134 start burning; "The fire caught".

201215421 succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?".

201480149 capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today".

202018372 reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock".

201155090 catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp".

201480469 take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater".

202117955 perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse".

202150948 see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie".

202189168 hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table".


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