catch the imagination of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of catch the imagination of

: to impress (someone) as exciting and enjoyable
  • Her books have caught the imagination of children from around the world.

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

imagination play
  1. : the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality

  2. : creative ability

  3. : ability to confront and deal with a problem : resourcefulness


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