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catching

adjective catch·ing

: able to be passed quickly from one person or animal to another

Full Definition of CATCHING

1
:  infectious, contagious <the flu is catching> <his spirit is catching>
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Examples of CATCHING

  1. I have a cold. Is it catching?
  2. <a cold is often catching before the symptoms even begin>

First Known Use of CATCHING

1590
CATCHING Defined for Kids

catching

adjective catch·ing \ˈka-ching, ˈke-\

Definition of CATCHING for Kids

1
:  infectious 1, contagious <Is her illness catching?>
2
:  likely to spread as if infectious <The laughter was catching.>

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