catch

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catch

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

  1. A catch is old time word for a song.
    We sang a catch by Purcell.
  2. A catch is something that is caught, like the fish a fishermen catches.
    My dad brought home a good catch of trout today.

Verb[change]

Plain form
catch

Third person singular
catches

Simple past
caught

Past participle
caught

Present participle
catching

a dog catching something
  1. (transitive) When you catch something, you stop and hold it.
    Can you catch a fish in your hands with no fish net?
    They caught the bad guys and locked them up.