catch [n1] fastener bolt, buckle, clamp, clasp, clip, hasp, hook, hook and eye, latch, snap; concept 497 catch [n2] trick, hidden disadvantage Catch-22, conundrum, deception, decoy, drawback, fly in the ointment*, hitch, joke, puzzle, puzzler, snag, stumbling block, trap; concepts 674,679 catch [v1] ensnare, apprehend arrest, bag, bust*, capture, clasp, claw, clench, clutch, collar, cop, corral, entangle, entrap, get one’s fingers on*, glom, glove, grab, grasp, grip, hook, lasso, lay hold of, nab, nail, net, pick, pluck, pounce on, prehend, secure, seize, snag, snare, snatch, take, take hold of, trap; concept 90 —Ant. free, let go, let off, lose, misplace, miss, release catch [v2] find out, discover descry, detect, encounter, expose, hit upon, meet with, spot, surprise, take unawares, turn up, unmask; concept 31 —Ant. miss, misunderstand catch [v3] contract an illness become infected with, break out with, come down with, develop, fall ill with, fall victim to, get, incur, receive, sicken, succumb to, suffer from, take; concepts 93,308 —Ant. be immune catch [v4] come from behind and grab board, climb on, come upon, cotch, get, go after, grab, hop on, jump, make, overhaul, overtake, pass, ram, reach, run down, take; concept 164 —Ant. let go, push catch [v5] hear and understand accept, apprehend, comprehend, discern, feel, follow, get, grasp, perceive, recognize, see, sense, take in, understand; concept 15

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