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caught

\ ˈkȯt \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of caught

  • past tense and past participle of catch

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caught

adjective

Definition of caught

: pregnant often used in the phrase get caught

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First Known Use of caught

1858

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  • past tense and past participle of catch


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