Antonyms
Etymology

1. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state.

Antonyms

  • miss

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Catch

  • unattach
  • reattach
  • overmatch
  • mismatch
  • dispatch
  • scratch
  • rematch
  • detach
  • vlach
  • stach
  • snatch
  • krach
  • flach
  • drach
  • bratsch
  • brach
  • attach
  • tkach
  • thatch
  • thach
  • tatsch
  • rach
  • patch
  • matsch
  • match
  • mache
  • latsch
  • latch
  • lache
  • lach

Example sentences of the word catch


1. Verb, base form
They are positioned under a downspout to catch the water that flows off the roof during a rain.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Place a catch pan under the oil pan, near the drain plug.

Quotes containing the word catch


1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

2. Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

3. If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks.
- Francois Rabelais

2. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily.

Synonyms

  • pick up
  • perceive

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • louden
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

3. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.

Synonyms

  • hit

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • disesteem

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

4. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of.

Synonyms

  • harpoon
  • seize
  • clutch
  • fish
  • net
  • intercept
  • take hold of
  • hook
  • grab
  • nett
  • stop

Antonyms

  • spiritualize
  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

5. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • clutch
  • recapture
  • lasso
  • rope
  • get
  • capture
  • retake

Antonyms

  • activity
  • action
  • activeness
  • beginning

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

6. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] to hook or entangle.

Synonyms

  • attach
  • hitch

Antonyms

  • unhitch
  • attack
  • unrestraint

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

7. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] attract and fix.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • pull
  • pull in
  • get
  • arrest
  • attract

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • incomprehension
  • fearlessness
  • unfurl

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

8. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.

Synonyms

  • run
  • snare
  • batfowl
  • entrap
  • rat
  • track down
  • hunt
  • trammel
  • hunt down
  • trap
  • get
  • frog
  • capture
  • ensnare
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • lower
  • deteriorate
  • worsen
  • untie

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

9. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] reach in time.

Synonyms

  • catch up with
  • board
  • get
  • overtake

Antonyms

  • abduct
  • glycerolize
  • invest
  • deposit

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

10. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] catch up with and possibly overtake.

Synonyms

  • contend
  • catch up with
  • vie
  • overtake

Antonyms

  • unhook
  • begin
  • continue
  • continuant consonant

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)
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