a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
the quantity that was caught
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)
a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
a restraint that checks the motion of something
a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
the act of catching an object with the hands
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
- I caught him peeping at my paper.
- He's caught the unique opportunity.
- He only just caught the train.
- The artist has caught her smile perfectly.
- I couldn't have got to the meeting on time -- unless I had caught an earlier train.