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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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He double-checks everything we write, and we catch hell if we make mistakes.
Security will get him and he'll catch hell and you can pick him up later at the gate house.
When Tommie Smith and I raised our fists on that medal platform, we knew we'd catch hell but we didn't care.