Synonyms for Catch

Synonyms for (noun) Catch

Synonyms: pinch, catch, collar, apprehension, arrest, taking into custody

Definition: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

Usage: the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

Similar words: capture, seizure, gaining control

Definition: the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property


Synonyms: grab, catch, snatch, snap

Definition: the act of catching an object with the hands

Usage: Mays made the catch with his back to the plate; he made a grab for the ball before it landed; Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away; the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights


Synonyms: catch

Definition: a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth

Usage: he played catch with his son in the backyard

Similar words: game

Definition: an amusement or pastime

Usage: they played word games; he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time; his life was all fun and games


Synonyms: catch

Definition: a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

Similar words: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

Definition: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place


Synonyms: catch, stop

Definition: a restraint that checks the motion of something

Usage: he used a book as a stop to hold the door open

Similar words: restraint, constraint

Definition: a device that retards something's motion

Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted


Synonyms: gimmick, catch

Definition: a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

Usage: it sounds good but what's the catch?

Similar words: drawback

Definition: the quality of being a hindrance

Usage: he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan


Synonyms: catch

Definition: a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

Similar words: manner of speaking, delivery, speech

Definition: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

Usage: his manner of speaking was quite abrupt; her speech was barren of southernisms; I detected a slight accent in his speech


Synonyms: catch

Definition: anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)

Usage: he shared his catch with the others

Similar words: physical object, object

Definition: a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

Usage: it was full of rackets, balls and other objects


Synonyms: catch, match

Definition: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

Similar words: adult, grownup

Definition: a fully developed person from maturity onward


Synonyms: catch, haul

Definition: the quantity that was caught

Usage: the catch was only 10 fish

Similar words: indefinite quantity

Definition: an estimated quantity

Synonyms for (verb) Catch

Synonyms: catch

Definition: contract

Usage: did you catch a cold?

Similar words: take, contract, get

Definition: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Usage: He got AIDS; She came down with pneumonia; She took a chill


Synonyms: catch

Definition: delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned

Usage: I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting

Similar words: delay, detain, hold up

Definition: cause to be slowed down or delayed

Usage: Traffic was delayed by the bad weather; she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform


Synonyms: catch

Definition: be struck or affected by

Usage: catch fire; catch the mood

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: catch, get

Definition: grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

Usage: 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

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: trip up, catch

Definition: detect a blunder or misstep

Usage: The reporter tripped up the senator

Similar words: learn, pick up, find out, discover, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, see

Definition: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

Usage: I learned that she has two grown-up children; I see that you have been promoted


Synonyms: catch

Definition: discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state

Usage: She caught her son eating candy; She was caught shoplifting

Similar words: surprise

Definition: cause to be surprised

Usage: The news really surprised me


Synonyms: catch

Definition: become aware of

Usage: he caught her staring out the window

Similar words: find, see, witness

Definition: perceive or be contemporaneous with

Usage: We found Republicans winning the offices; You'll see a lot of cheating in this school; The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions; I want to see results


Synonyms: catch

Definition: be the catcher

Usage: Who is catching?

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: capture, catch, get

Definition: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

Usage: We finally got the suspect; Did you catch the thief?

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals


Synonyms: hitch, catch

Definition: to hook or entangle

Usage: One foot caught in the stirrup

Similar words: attach

Definition: cause to be attached


Synonyms: catch

Definition: spread or be communicated

Usage: The fashion did not catch

Similar words: propagate, spread

Definition: become distributed or widespread

Usage: the infection spread; Optimism spread among the population


Synonyms: get, catch

Definition: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

Usage: the rock caught her in the back of the head; The blow got him in the back; The punch caught him in the stomach

Similar words: hit

Definition: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

Usage: He hit her hard in the face


Synonyms: catch, take hold of, grab

Definition: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

Usage: Catch the ball!; Grab the elevator door!

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals


Synonyms: capture, catch

Definition: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

Usage: I caught a rabbit in the trap today

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: catch

Definition: take in and retain

Usage: We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater

Similar words: hoard, roll up, pile up, amass, accumulate, collect, compile

Definition: get or gather together

Usage: I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife; She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis; She rolled up a small fortune


Synonyms: arrest, get, catch

Definition: attract and fix

Usage: His look caught her; She caught his eye; Catch the attention of the waiter

Similar words: draw, draw in, pull, pull in, attract

Definition: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Usage: Her good looks attract the stares of many men; The ad pulled in many potential customers; This pianist pulls huge crowds; The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers


Synonyms: catch, get

Definition: apprehend and reproduce accurately

Usage: She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings; She got the mood just right in her photographs

Similar words: reproduce

Definition: recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.

Usage: this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well; He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait


Synonyms: charm, captivate, capture, catch, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, beguile, bewitch, becharm, trance

Definition: attract; cause to be enamored

Usage: She captured all the men's hearts

Similar words: appeal, attract

Definition: be attractive to

Usage: The idea of a vacation appeals to me; The beautiful garden attracted many people


Synonyms: catch

Definition: reach in time

Usage: I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock

Similar words: board, get on

Definition: get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)


Synonyms: catch, get

Definition: suffer from the receipt of

Usage: She will catch hell for this behavior!

Similar words: ache, hurt, suffer

Definition: feel physical pain

Usage: Were you hurting after the accident?


Synonyms: pick up, catch

Definition: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily

Usage: 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

Similar words: comprehend, perceive

Definition: to become aware of through the senses

Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon


Synonyms: see, watch, view, take in, catch

Definition: see or watch

Usage: 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

Similar words: watch

Definition: look attentively

Usage: watch a basketball game


Synonyms: overhear, catch, take in

Definition: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

Usage: We overheard the conversation at the next table

Similar words: hear

Definition: perceive (sound) via the auditory sense


Synonyms: get, catch

Definition: perceive by hearing

Usage: I didn't catch your name; She didn't get his name when they met the first time

Similar words: hear

Definition: perceive (sound) via the auditory sense


Synonyms: catch

Definition: get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly

Usage: Catch some sleep; catch one's breath

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: catch

Definition: check oneself during an action

Usage: She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind

Similar words: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger


Synonyms: catch

Definition: start burning

Usage: The fire caught

Similar words: conflagrate, take fire, ignite, combust, catch fire, erupt

Definition: start to burn or burst into flames

Usage: Marsh gases ignited suddenly; The oily rags combusted spontaneously