英音 [kætʃ] 美音 [kætʃ, kɛtʃ]
vt.& vi. （使）被钩住，（使）被卡住;
a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident;
"it sounds good but what's the catch?"
the quantity that was caught;
"the catch was only 10 fish"
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching);
"he shared his catch with the others"
a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
a restraint that checks the motion of something;
"he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth;
"he played catch with his son in the backyard"
the act of catching an object with the hands;
"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"
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal);
"the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
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"
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"
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"
take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of;
"Catch the ball!"
"Grab the elevator door!"
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;
"We finally got the suspect"
"Did you catch the thief?"
to hook or entangle;
"One foot caught in the stirrup"
attract and fix;
"His look caught her"
"She caught his eye"
"Catch the attention of the waiter"
capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping;
"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
reach in time;
"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly;
"Catch some sleep"
"catch one's breath"
catch up with and possibly overtake;
"The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"
be struck or affected by;
"catch the mood"
check oneself during an action;
"She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers;
"We overheard the conversation at the next table"
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"
cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled;
"I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"
detect a blunder or misstep;
"The reporter tripped up the senator"
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"
"did you catch a cold?"
"The fire caught"
perceive by hearing;
"I didn't catch your name"
"She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
suffer from the receipt of;
"She will catch hell for this behavior!"
attract; cause to be enamored;
"She captured all the men's hearts"
apprehend and reproduce accurately;
"She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"
"She got the mood just right in her photographs"
take in and retain;
"We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
spread or be communicated;
"The fashion did not catch"
be the catcher;
"Who is catching?"
become aware of;
"he caught her staring out the window"
delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned;
"I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"
catchall n. 放各种各样物品的容器，包罗甚广的话（或法律等），装零杂物品的容器; adj. 包罗万象的;
catcher n. 捕手，捕捉器;接球手;收集器;[化]接受器;
catchfly n. 蝇子草属植物，捕虫草;
catching adj. 传染性的;吸引人的; v. 抓住( catch的现在分词);赶上;
catchment n. 集水，集水处（水库或集水盆地）;
catchpenny adj. 不值钱的，薄利多销的; n. 廉价的商品;
catchpole n. 法警，执法员;
catchup n. 调味酱（如蕃茄酱之类）;
catchword n. 口号，流行语，（字典等每页上端的）标字;渡字;
catchy adj. 易记的;易使人上当的;迷人的;
seecatch n. 阿拉斯加成年雄海狗;
catch-as-catch-can n. 用尽一切方法能抓到什么就抓到什么; adj. 利用任何可能方法的，无计划的;
catch as catch can v. 用一切办法;
lock catch 锁扣，停止档，闭锁掣子;
catch handle 闭止把，键柄;
catch trough 接收槽，杂行收集槽;
sustainable catch 持久捕获量;
catch basin n. 下水道入口处的铁格子，滤污器;
allowable catch 容许的捕鱼量;
fly catch 接腾空球;
bullet catch 门碰球;
glottal catch 喉塞;
catch net 保护网;
catch foil 捕集箔;
catch bolt 止动螺栓;
catch member 抓挡件;
catch pin 挡杆，带动销;
ratchet catch 停止挡;
automatic catch 自动挡;