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Definition of a catch

catch

noun

  • a person who would make an excellent significant other.
                                                                                                  

    Citation from "Not on Your Wife Opening Night", Party Down, Season 2 Episode 6 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 12 2012. Submitted by Robert H. from Kingston, PA, USA on Jun 13 2004.

  • an unpleasant condition that usually accompanies a seemingly advantageous situation.
    To get my own room my parents told me I have to walk the dog every day. I knew there would be a catch!

    Last edited on Jan 12 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on May 12 2010.

verb - intransitive

verb - transitive

  • to see.
    I caught a movie at the theatre in Springfield last night.
                                                                              

    Citation from "I Am the Walrus", American Dad! (TV), Season 6 Episode 13 (2011) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Citation from "The Unusual Suspects", Alphas (TV), Season 1 Episode 10 (2011) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Feb 22 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 01 2001.

  • to get, buy, attend, etc., when referring to meals. Origin: perhaps derived from hunting, as in catching an animal for food.
    I caught lunch at the deli down the street.
    Do you want to go catch a bite to eat?

    Last edited on Mar 26 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 01 2001.

  • to hear, understand.
    Did you catch that?

    Last edited on Mar 26 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 01 2001.

  • to use a scheduled (plane, train, bus, etc.) or unscheduled (taxi cab, etc.) mode of transportation.
    Is there anywhere to catch a taxi around here?
                                                                                       

    Citation from "Search Committee (Parts 1 and 2)", The Office (TV), Season 7 Episodes 25-26 (2011) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 25 2011.

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Definitions include: to perform cunnilingus.
Definitions include: a sexual event in which, during sex from behind ("doggy style" or "anal"), a male feigns ejaculation by spitting saliva on their partner's back.
Definitions include: one of many "sex moves" that involve physical abuse of women.
Definitions include: sexual activity involving the anus.
Definitions include: muscular.
Definitions include: to perform fellatio.
Definitions include: to look up someone on the internet.
Definitions include: an insulting retort; "suck (one's) dick".
Definitions include: one of many "sex moves" that involve physical abuse of women.
Definitions include: a sexual practice in which a group of men stand in a circle and engage in mutual masturbation, with or without interpersonal contact.
Definitions include: to put one's hands up a person's shirt, with hand-on-skin contact, e.g. the fondling of breasts.
Definitions include: to perform oral sex on someone.
Definitions include: to perform fellatio.
Definitions include: a session of fellatio; "blowjob".
Definitions include: to perform fellatio on; "blow".

Other terms relating to 'to have, take, get':

Definitions include: to acquire discretely.
Definitions include: "have".
Definitions include: to find.
Definitions include: messy, trashy, or dilapidated.
Definitions include: a police officer.
Definitions include: to acquire.
Definitions include: to have in one's possession.
Definitions include: To fight someone.
Definitions include: to get.
Definitions include: to have, to take.
Definitions include: to get, acquire.
Definitions include: affectionate form of address for a male child.
Definitions include: female genitalia.
Definitions include: to execute or murder, usually with a firearm.
Definitions include: to arrest.

Other terms relating to 'to hear, listen':

Definitions include: to be engaged completely (e.g. mentally, emotionally, etc.) in a situation, not just physically.
Definitions include: to monitor new information or rumors.
Definitions include: to eavesdrop.
Definitions include: a person.
Definitions include: "pay close attention."
Definitions include: to listen to.

Other terms relating to 'to look, see':

Definitions include: to examine closely.
Definitions include: A visual examination, especially of a person of the opposite sex.
Definitions include: to stare at.
Definitions include: a look. Notes: derived from Cockney rhyming slang: "butcher's hook" - "look."
Definitions include: generally displeasing.
Definitions include: to look at.
Definitions include: to look at.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: "look".
Definitions include: a place where prostitutes gather to find clients.
Definitions include: to take a look.
Definitions include: ok, or yes.
Definitions include: to body check as in sports (hockey, American football, rugby, etc.)
Definitions include: to listen to.
Definitions include: to watch.

Other terms relating to 'to understand':

Definitions include: "crystal clear", i.e. easy to understand.
Definitions include: to understand.
Definitions include: to understand something so completely that one "over"-stands.
Definitions include: to support an action.
Definitions include: to become aware of underhanded dealings.
Definitions include: to understand.
Definitions include: to figure something out, esp. to finally grasp something difficult and elusive of understanding.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: misspelling of "capisce".
Definitions include: to understand.
Definitions include: to be engaged completely (e.g. mentally, emotionally, etc.) in a situation, not just physically.

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Other terms relating to 'catch':

Definitions include: to get some amount of respite.
Definitions include: to acquire a buzz by smoking marijuana; "get stoned".
Definitions include: in fishing, to catch a fish and then release it back into the water.
Definitions include: to get intoxicated from some natural substance.
Definitions include: to tag, or write graffiti somewhere.
Definitions include: "Catching bodies" is a phrase commonly associated with western urban youth. It refers to the catcher in homosexual couples.
Definitions include: a person who catches.
Definitions include: to receive criticism.
Definitions include: To receive criticism.
Definitions include: run fast
Definitions include: goodbye.
Definitions include: to become aware of underhanded dealings.
Definitions include: to understand.
Definitions include: to receive one's beating.
Definitions include: get some sunshine.

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