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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 engage in phone sex.
Definitions include: to kill, usually with a firearm.
Definitions include: sexual activity involving the anus.
Definitions include: for a male to receive oral sex.
Definitions include: Spelling variant of blumpkin, likely due to people mishearing the term.
Definitions include: to simulate sex activity, without the removal of clothes.
Definitions include: to mistreat.
Definitions include: the performance of fellatio on one's self.
Definitions include: to have sex with a person ("bang") and then have them leave ("boot").
Definitions include: see airtight.
Definitions include: to put one's penis inside the foreskin of another person's penis.
Definitions include: to perform oral sex on a partner.
Definitions include: to be able to perform fellatio well.
Definitions include: the sexual position in which a man lies down and his sexual partner rides on top, facing towards the man's head.

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

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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