Synonyms of caught


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"

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