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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.
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Wheelchair angler George Binks fished from the wheelyboat, catching seven rainbows to 3lb on Klinkhammers fishing out from the woodside block.
Developed as an alternative to genealogical connectedness when slave families were regularly broken up and scattered to a degree that made it impossible for individual members to maintain contact or look after the children, catching sense served as a way through which kinless individuals could acquire a respected place in the community.
Are certain times better than others for catching bass?
The outfielders have priority over the infielders on pop-ups between them because it is easier coming in on a fly ball than catching one while backpedaling.
They planned to find this patch of ocean by catching newly hatched eel larvae, called leptocephali.
For the angler, catching a marlin is like winning the World Series," said Tim Greene, director of the Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament.
Shipmans buzzer, Diawl Bach, hoppers, hawthorns and blob flies are catching the fish as both Adrian Moyse and David Price landed five; Keith Higgins and Terry O'Connor both banked 10 over three visits and day ticket visitor Gethin Bowles caught four.
Steven Mole caught 13, Guy Nicholson also 13 with many other rods catching into double figures.
Graham Frazer kept six rainbows for 15lb 8oz, catching all of his fish from the jetty.
The mistake is more an error of omission than commission -- a failure to understand the priorities involved in the catching of the ball.
After catching a division-leading 15 pounds, 13 ounces of bass Wednesday, Hackney caught three bass weighing 6 pounds, 1 ounce Thursday for a two-day total of eight bass weighing 21 pounds, 14 ounces.