catch out


caught out; catching out; catches out

transitive verb

: to detect in error or wrongdoing
caught him out committing perjury
: to take unawares or by surprise

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The versatility in his game, including the ability to catch out of the backfield, makes his case strong. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 10 Mar. 2023 If DeVante Parker and Preston Williams are able to stay healthy while the team gets Albert Wilson back from a COVID opt-out year to all be paired with tight end Mike Gesicki and running backs that can catch out of the backfield. David Furones,, 31 Aug. 2021 Justin Jefferson remains one of the best receivers in football, Kirk Cousins has been serviceable and Dalvin Cook offers versatility with his ability to catch out of the backfield. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2022 Ceddanne Rafaela with a diving catch out in centerfield, what a play! Alex Speier,, 8 Sep. 2022 Running back Frankie Arthur, a 2024 prospect out of Conroe, Texas, showed some speed and ability to catch out of the backfield. oregonlive, 30 July 2022 The running backs can also catch out of the backfield. David Furones,, 28 Oct. 2021 Right-hander Mike Fiers, on the IL since May 7 with an elbow sprain, has played catch out to 60 feet, Melvin said. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Aug. 2021 On one third-quarter play, when the Jaguars threw deep to try and answer a Lions touchdown, Oruwariye ripped a catch out of D.J. Chark’s hands to keep Jacksonville backed up in its own territory. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 19 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of catch out was in 1759

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Cite this Entry

“Catch out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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