caught

\ˈkȯt \

Definition of caught 

(Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of catch

caught

adjective

Definition of caught (Entry 2 of 2)

: pregnant often used in the phrase get caught

Synonyms & Antonyms for caught

Synonyms: Adjective

apprehended, arrested, captive, captured, confined, imprisoned, incarcerated, interned, jailed

Antonyms: Adjective

free

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First Known Use of caught

Adjective

1858, in the meaning defined above

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past tense and past participle of catch

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