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caught

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of caught

  1. 1 containing unborn young within the body <worried that the heedless girl would get caught before the summer was over> Synonyms big, pregnant, enceinte, expectant, expecting, gone, gravid, heavy, quick [archaic]Related Words parturient, prenatal; childbearing, gestational; brooding; conceiving, impregnatedNear Antonyms barren, infertile; aborting, miscarrying; deliveredAntonyms nonpregnant

  2. 2 taken and held prisoner <after seeing how the caught soldiers had been treated, we resolved never to be taken alive> Synonyms apprehended, arrested, captured, captive, confined, imprisoned, incarcerated, interned, jailedRelated Words bound, enslaved, indentured; ensnared, trapped; abducted, kidnapped (also kidnaped); subdued, subjugated; occupiedNear Antonyms unconfined, unrestrained; delivered, emancipated, enfranchised, freed, liberated, paroled, releasedAntonyms free





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