DJ音标发音： [kætʃ, ketʃ]
KK音标发音： [kætʃ, kɛtʃ]
1. To capture or seize, especially after a chase.
2. To take by or as if by trapping or snaring.
3. To discover or come upon suddenly, unexpectedly, or accidentally:
He was caught in the act of stealing.
4. To become cognizant or aware of suddenly:
caught her gazing out the window.
5. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
caught me by the arm; caught the reins.
6. To grab so as to stop the motion of:
catch a ball.
7. To overtake:
The green car caught me on the straightaway.
8. To reach just in time; take:
caught the bus to town; catch a wave.
9. To hold, as by snagging or entangling.
10. To cause to become suddenly or accidentally hooked, entangled, or fastened:
caught my hem on the stair.
11. To hold up; delay:
was caught in traffic for an hour.
12. To hit; strike:
a punch that caught me in the stomach.
13. To check (oneself) during an action:
I caught myself before replying.
14. To become subject to or to contract, as by exposure to a pathogen:
catch a cold.
15. To become affected by or infused with:
caught the joyous mood of the festival.
16. To suffer from the receipt of (criticism, for example):
caught hell for being late.
17. To take or get suddenly, momentarily, or quickly:
We caught a glimpse of the monarch. I caught a hint of sarcasm in your response.
18. To grasp mentally; apprehend:
I don't catch your meaning.
19. To apprehend and reproduce accurately by or as if by artistic means:
an impressionist who caught the effects of wind and water in his paintings.
20. To attract and fix; arrest:
couldn't catch their attention; caught the teacher's eye.
21. To charm; captivate.
22. Informal To go to see (a performance, for example):
caught the midnight show.
23. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
catch some sleep.
24. To become held, entangled, or fastened:
My coat caught in the car door.
25. To act or move so as to hold or grab someone or something:
tried to catch at the life preserver.
26. To be communicable or infectious; spread.
27. To ignite:
The fire caught.
28. Baseball To act as catcher.
29. The act of catching; a taking and holding.
30. Something that catches, especially a device for fastening or for checking motion.
31. Something caught:
The mistake you found was a good catch.
32. Informal One, such as a person or thing, that is worth catching.
34. The grabbing and holding of a thrown, kicked, or batted ball before it hits the ground.
35. A game of throwing and catching a ball.
36. A quantity that is caught:
The catch amounted to 50 fish.
37. A choking or stoppage of the breath or voice.
38. A stop or break in the operation of a mechanism.
39. Informal A tricky or previously unsuspected condition or drawback:
It sounds like a good offer, but there may be a catch.
40. A snatch; a fragment.
41. Music A canonical, often rhythmically intricate composition for three or more voices, popular especially in the 17th and 18th centuries.
42. To understand; perceive.
43. To become popular:
Skateboarding caught on quickly.
44. To detect (another) in the act or process of wrongdoing.
45. To snatch:
The mugger caught the wallet up and fled.
46. To detect (another) in a mistake or wrongdoing:
Auditors caught up with the embezzler.
47. To come up from behind; overtake.
48. To become involved with, often unwillingly:
was caught up in the scandal.
49. To captivate; enthrall:
I was caught up in the mood of the evening.
50. To bring up to date; brief:
Let me catch you up on all the gossip.
51. To bring an activity nearer to completion:
I must catch up on my correspondence.
52. To ignite.
53. To become very enthusiastic.
54. To become the subject of great interest and widespread enthusiasm:
an idea that caught fire all over the country.
55. To receive a punishment or scolding.
56. To rest so as to be able to continue an activity.
57. Middle English cacchen
58. from Old North French cachier [to chase]
源自 古法国北方方言 cachier [追逐]
59. from Latin capt3re [frequentative of] capere [to seize] * see kap-
源自 拉丁语 capt3re  capere的重复动词 [抓住] *参见 kap-
60. The central meaning shared by these verbs is “to take in and hold as if by using bait or a lure”:
caught in her own lies;
enmeshed in the neighbors' dispute;
ensnaring an unsuspecting dupe with fast talk;
became entangled in his own contradictions;
entrapped by a skillful interviewer into making a damaging statement;
snared by false hopes;
tangled by his own duplicity;
trapped into making an incriminating admission.