catch at

phrasal verb

caught at; catching at; catches at
: to reach for and try to hold (something)
The baby caught at my dress as I walked past.

Examples of catch at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When caught at that phase during a dental checkup visit, the dentist can treat the decay with a relatively conservative filling that hardly compromises the tooth’s structural integrity. Samer Zaky, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2024 Joshua Sur of Corona robs Johnny Elliot of extra bases with an outstanding leaping catch at the wall. Michael Huntley, Orange County Register, 7 May 2024 But anyone in the continental U.S. can catch at least a partial eclipse, weather permitting. Scott Neuman, NPR, 3 Apr. 2024 LaPierre must pay a fine for getting caught at the tail end of a long, lucrative grift. Francis Wilkinson, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2024 Float in the resort's lazy river, swim in the zero-entry pool, sit in a rocking chair on the shaded veranda, and dine on the day's fresh catch at beachfront OCEAN2000. Kara Franker, Southern Living, 13 Feb. 2024 Jokic delivered a highlight reel assist with a blind, behind-the-back and over-his-head alley-oop pass that Aaron Gordon caught at the rim and dunked home for Denver’s final points in the first half. Dennis Georgatos, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2024 Ayuso plays Jonathan caught at the movie’s outset, burning down a night club and hitting the road in the car of a close friend, Milagros, set on motherhood and persuading Jonathan to become her sperm donor. John Hopewell, Variety, 6 Mar. 2024 In Mesa, Marisnick robbed Seiya Suzuki of at least an extra-base hit by making a leaping catch at the left field fence in the first inning. Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register, 6 Mar. 2024

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“Catch at.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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