uncaught

adjective

un·​caught ˌən-ˈkȯt How to pronounce uncaught (audio)
 also  -ˈkät
: not having been caught
an uncaught criminal
a fly ball that fell uncaught in the outfield

Examples of uncaught in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite a massive daily cleanup operation that leaves the post-parade landscape remarkably clean, uncaught beads dangle from tree limbs like Spanish moss and get ground into the mud under the feet of passers-by. Kevin McGill, Quartz, 11 Feb. 2024 If not, the killer dies and remains uncaught. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 24 Sep. 2021 That ratio can then be used to calculate the number that went uncaught in real life. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 24 Sep. 2021 Fishing for coho has been excellent at times and biologists said 44,000 hatchery coho remained uncaught Monday from the quota of 84,000. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 22 Aug. 2022 Families of victims featured in Kansas' card deck described to CNN a torturous wait for resolution, with some also fearing for their own safety as the killers remain uncaught. Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN, 7 Aug. 2022 An event of that kind can slip away uncaught, because resisting the familiar language resists the familiar point. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 3 June 2022 Hail Mary launches fell uncaught against the Giants in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI and when he was strip-sacked by the Eagles in LII. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Feb. 2022 When a girl is found murdered nearby, one of the victims of an uncaught villain nicknamed ‘The Spider,’ the factors quickly send Julia into a downward spiral of paranoia. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncaught was in the 14th century

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“Uncaught.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncaught. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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