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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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John Martin, whose book The Mirror Caught The Sun: Operation Anthropoid 1942 was self-published in 2009, is credited with the role of Man at Assassination in the film, having struck up a rapport, and been in regular contact with, director/co-producer Sean Ellis.
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. He would patrol the three floors but his presence was always given away by the overpowering smell of his aftershave and pomade (yes pomade) so he was never able to catch us younger staff members up to no good.
Each time he moved, Elsa caught sight of a line of scarlet flesh above the collar of his shirt where he'd caught the sun.