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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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We had a floor walker, Mr Duddy (Captain Peacock), who was resplendent in a smart suit, plain tie and shoes which would blind you if they caught the sun.
You've caught the sun, your skin is red and sore in places and it's beginning to peel in the reddest parts.