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Easily, or capable of being, transmitted to others
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“Hepatitis A is a catching contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.”
Catching or apprehending someone
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“Government workers tried to catch the creature by laying cages and shooting it with tranquilizer darts, but they failed.”
Catching a disease or illness
“A fellow train passenger was sniffling and coughing, and I was afraid that I would catch something.”
Traveling by or catching some form of transportation
(Present participle of understand) Being aware of the meaning of
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“His voice was so low and raspy that I could not always catch what he was saying.”
Present participle for to chance upon someone doing something unexpected (and usually underhanded)
“He was determined not to let his mother catch him having a Big Mac as a pre-dinner snack in his room.”
Present participle for to meet someone, usually at a given place or time
“I'll catch you after work at the bar.”
Present participle for to grab or seize something, especially an object in motion
“Try as Emilion might, he could not teach me to throw and catch the pesky things properly.”
Present participle for to move fast enough to reach or pass someone or something ahead
“Despite Niko Bellic driving like a mad man, the police were eventually able to catch him.”
Present participle for to perceive fleetingly
“A good hour passes before we reach Skull Island and catch a glimpse of the mighty Kong.”
Present participle for to succeed in evoking or representing
“The film really does catch the air of optimism prevalent during those years.”
Present participle for to become ignited and start burning
“It took several tries for the tinder to catch in the damp atmosphere.”
Present participle for to strike (someone) on a part of the body
“He danced erratically, and his flaying arms would catch me in the back of the head repeatedly.”
Present participle for to attract and engage the attention or interest of
“Helga started yelping like a puppy dog to catch their attention.”
Present participle for to board (a train, bus, or aircraft)
“Then I had to catch a bus, then a train, and walk quite a way to the house.”
Present participle for to reach in time to board (a train, bus, or aircraft)
“We will need to be quick if we want to catch the early train.”
Present participle for to stop or halt the movement or progress of
“I am now trying to catch myself before getting angry and yelling.”
(of an engine) Present participle for to fire and start running
“He started the car and waited a minute for the engine to catch.”
Present participle for to fasten or fix securely in place
“Nellwyn would catch back her hair so that it would be somewhat out of the way, bound into a hasty ponytail.”
The action of arresting someone
(of game) An amount of something gained or acquired
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