delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"
attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"
apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him"
attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
reach in time; "I
move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"
communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone; "Bill called this number and he got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caug