catch out

verb
caught out; catching out; catches out

Definition of catch out

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of catch out

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Catch out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catch%20out. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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