un·​caught | \ ˌən-ˈkȯt How to pronounce uncaught (audio) also -ˈkät \

Definition of uncaught

: not having been caught an uncaught criminal a fly ball that fell uncaught in the outfield

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Recent Examples on the Web After nine seasons, having run out of uncaught species, the show ended in 2017. Bill Heavey, WSJ, "Book Review: Reel Truths," 22 May 2020 Serial predators go uncaught because untested rape kits lie piled up in warehouses. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "‘Believe Women’ Was Always a Bad Slogan," 14 May 2020 Police in Los Angeles had a similar stroke of luck in 2010, when the DNA of the Grim Sleeper — a serial killer who had gone uncaught for decades — partially matched to a man in the prison system. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "The ingenious and ‘dystopian’ DNA technique police used to hunt the Golden State Killer," 27 Apr. 2018 But Tucker Jones, Columbia River project leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said those uncaught fish might be applied to next year's harvest, which could be enough to allow a day or two of retention fishing. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, "Trout fishing event Saturday in Gresham is free; bring kids," 17 Oct. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncaught.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncaught. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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