Definitions For Catch


  • The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  • The act of catching an object with the hands
  • A cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
  • A fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
  • A restraint that checks the motion of something
  • A drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
  • A break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
  • Anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
  • A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  • The quantity that was caught
  • A hidden problem that makes something more complicated or difficult to do
  • The act of stopping a moving object (such as a ball) and holding it in your hands : the act of catching something
  • A game in which two or more people throw and catch a ball


  • Contract
  • Delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
  • Be struck or affected by
  • Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
  • Detect a blunder or misstep
  • Discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
  • Become aware of
  • Be the catcher
  • Catch up with and possibly overtake
  • Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
  • To hook or entangle
  • Cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
  • Spread or be communicated
  • Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
  • Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
  • Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
  • Take in and retain
  • Attract and fix
  • Apprehend and reproduce accurately
  • Attract; cause to be enamored
  • Reach in time
  • Suffer from the receipt of
  • Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
  • See or watch
  • Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
  • Perceive by hearing
  • Get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
  • Check oneself during an action
  • Start burning
  • To use your hands to stop and hold (an object that is moving through the air)
  • To use your hands to grasp and hold onto (someone or something)
  • To capture and not allow (a person, animal, or fish) to escape

Is Catch a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Catch is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Catch in a Sentence

  • Catch the ball and throw it to first base.
  • She caught the ball with one hand.
  • I dropped the book but managed to catch it before it hit the ground.
  • The shortstop made a tough catch.
  • She used to play catch with her dad.
  • Let's play a game of catch.

Synonyms for Catch

Antonyms for Catch

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