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caught

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 containing unborn young within the body
  • after several years of trying to have a baby, the couple was surprised when they discovered she was caught

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2 taken and held prisoner
  • after seeing how the caught soldiers had been treated, we resolved never to be taken alive

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caught

verb
past tense of catch

Synonyms & Antonyms of caught (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • we tried to catch the kitten before she could sneak out the door

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2 to become affected with (a disease or disorder)
  • you'll catch the flu for sure if you don't get a shot

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4 to put securely in place or in a desired position
  • caught back her hair with a barrette

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5 to have a clear idea of
  • I didn't catch the point you were making about our nation's foreign policy

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7 to come upon face-to-face or as if face-to-face
  • I'll catch you at the library tomorrow

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8 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • I looked out the window just in time to catch the neighbor's dog digging up my flower bed

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9 to move fast enough to get even with
  • despite the suspect's considerable lead, the fleet-footed police officer was able to catch him and make an arrest

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The first known use of caught was in 1858

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“Caught.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/caught. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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