catch someone's fancy

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of catch someone's fancy

: to appeal to someone very much
  • Something about the movie really caught their fancy.

Word by Word Definitions

catch play
  1. : to capture or seize especially after pursuit

  2. : to take or entangle in or as if in a snare

  3. : deceive

  1. : something caught

  2. : the act, action, or fact of catching

  3. : a game in which a ball is thrown and caught

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

fancy play
  1. : to have a fancy (see 2fancy 1) for : like

  2. : to form a conception of : imagine

  3. : to believe mistakenly or without evidence

  1. : a liking formed by caprice rather than reason : inclination

  2. : amorous fondness : love

  3. : notion, whim

  1. : dependent or based on fancy : whimsical

  2. : not plain : ornamental

  3. : swank, posh


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