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Definition of catched (Meaning of catched)
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Catch Catch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caught}or {Catched}; p. pr.
	     & vb. n. {Catching}. Catched is rarely used.] [OE. cacchen,
	     OF. cachier, dialectic form of chacier to hunt, F. chasser,
	     fr. (assumend) LL. captiare, for L. capture, V. intens. of
	     capere to take, catch. See {Capacious}, and cf. {Chase},
	     {Case} a box.]
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	     1. To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to
	        grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding;
	        as, to catch a ball.
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	     2. To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief.
	        ``They pursued . . . and caught him.'' --Judg. i. 6.
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	     3. To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as,
	        to catch a bird or fish.
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	     4. Hence: To insnare; to entangle. ``To catch him in his
	        words''. --Mark xii. 13.
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	     5. To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to
	        catch a melody. ``Fiery thoughts . . . whereof I catch the
	        issue.'' --Tennyson.
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	     6. To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the
	        adjoining building.
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	     7. To engage and attach; to please; to charm.
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	              The soothing arts that catch the fair. --Dryden.
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	     8. To get possession of; to attain.
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	              Torment myself to catch the English throne. --Shak.
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	     9. To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion,
	        infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an
	        occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold;
	        the house caught fire.
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	     10. To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to
	         catch one in the act of stealing.
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	     11. To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.
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	     {To catch fire}, to become inflamed or ignited.
	
	     {to catch it} to get a scolding or beating; to suffer
	        punishment. [Colloq.]
	
	     {To catch one's eye}, to interrupt captiously while speaking.
	        [Colloq.] ``You catch me up so very short.'' --Dickens.
	
	     {To catch up}, to snatch; to take up suddenly.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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The word catched does not occur under any label/subject