catch on


Definition of catch on

intransitive verb

1 : to become aware : learn also : understand didn't catch on to what was going on
2 : to become popular this idea has already caught on

First Known Use of catch on

circa 1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of catch on was circa 1878

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to boil down or concentrate

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