caught in the act

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of caught in the act

: caught while doing something specified
  • He tried to rob a bank and was caught in the act.

Word by Word Definitions

caught play
  1. : past tense and past participle of catch

  1. : pregnant

act play
  1. : the doing of a thing : deed

  2. : something done voluntarily

  3. : the process of doing something : action

  1. : to take action : move

  2. : to conduct oneself : behave

  3. : to perform on the stage

  1. used for a standardized achievement test to evaluate suitability for college admission


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