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catch

1. a game in which a ball is thrown from one player to another
2. Cricket the catching of a ball struck by a batsman before it touches the ground, resulting in him being out
3. Music a type of round popular in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, having a humorous text that is often indecent or bawdy and hard to articulate

catch

[kach]
(design engineering)
A device used for fastening a door or gate and usually operated manually from only one side, for example, a latch.

catch

A device for fastening a door or gate; usually opened manually from one side only.
References in classic literature ?
I stood under an oak tree and watched, but no one came to catch me.
If I go at once, I shall catch the down train at our station, and get on to Grailsea.
He rushed round in his night-shirt and woke up all his army and sent them into the jungle to catch the Doctor.
Sea Catch knew that, and every spring would swim from whatever place he happened to be in--would swim like a torpedo-boat straight for Novastoshnah and spend a month fighting with his companions for a good place on the rocks, as close to the sea as possible.
I WILL get some worms and go fishing and catch a dish of minnows for my dinner," said Mr.
I remember how my head swayed with the seas, and the horizon with the sail above it danced up and down; but I also remember as distinctly that I had a persuasion that I was dead, and that I thought what a jest it was that they should come too late by such a little to catch me in my body.
It is as if an invisible hand had been stealthily uplifted from the bottom to catch hold of her keel as it glides through the water.
Oh, Harvey, don't you spile the catch by lettin' on.
That I may catch the king's daughter's golden apple.
For example, if he did not catch any fish at all, then he said he had caught ten fish - you could never catch less than ten fish by his system; that was the foundation of it.
He had caught the ball too high on the bat, and I just missed the catch.
They were the footsteps of a creature who walked upon two legs, and though Tarzan could catch no scent spoor from that direction he knew that a man was approaching.