Synonyms of catching
- 1. catching, playing
- usage: (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
- 2. detection, catching, espial, spying, spotting, discovery, find, uncovering
- usage: the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
- 3. catching, contracting, acquiring, getting
- usage: becoming infected; "catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"; "the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"
- 1. catch, surprise
- usage: 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"
- 2. catch, pick up, perceive, comprehend
- usage: 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"
- 3. get, catch, hit
- usage: 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"
- 4. catch, grab, take hold of, seize, prehend, clutch
- usage: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
- 5. get, catch, capture, seize, prehend, clutch
- usage: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
- 6. hitch, catch, attach
- usage: to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"
- 7. catch, arrest, get, attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
- usage: attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
- 8. capture, catch, get, acquire
- usage: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
- 9. catch, board, get on
- usage: reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
- 10. catch, get, acquire
- usage: get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"
- 11. overtake, catch, catch up with
- usage: catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"
- 12. catch, change
- usage: be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"
- 13. catch, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
- usage: check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
- 14. catch, take in, overhear, hear
- usage: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
- 15. watch, view, see, catch, take in, watch
- usage: 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"
- 16. catch
- usage: cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"
- 17. trip up, catch, learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see
- usage: detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"
- 18. catch, get, understand
- usage: 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"
- 19. catch, contract, take, get
- usage: contract; "did you catch a cold?"
- 20. catch, erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate
- usage: start burning; "The fire caught"
- 21. catch, get, hear
- usage: perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
- 22. catch, get, hurt, ache, suffer
- usage: suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
- 23. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant, attract, appeal
- usage: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
- 24. catch, get, reproduce
- usage: apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
- 25. catch, roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard
- usage: take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
- 26. catch, spread, propagate
- usage: spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch"
- 27. catch, play
- usage: be the catcher; "Who is catching?"
- 28. catch, witness, find, see
- usage: become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window"
- 29. catch, delay, detain, hold up
- usage: delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"
- 1. catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittable, infectious (vs. noninfectious)
- usage: (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
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