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She tossed the bag of potato chips to Kate, who caught it with one hand.
"Can I borrow your pen?" "Here, catch!"
She raced to catch the toddler before he could make it out of the front gate.
"Can't catch me," her brother shouted as he ran up the stairs.
The police say they're doing all they can to catch the culprits.
a device used for catching flies
We rescued a rabbit caught in a trap.
I caught the next train back to New York.
Several times she'd caught him staring at her.
Burglars who are caught in the act have little chance of escaping punishment.
Diana was caught red-handed taking money from her mother's purse.
He caught the flu and had to stay in bed.
Brian caught chickenpox from his nephew.
Get out of those wet clothes or you'll catch your death of cold.
The railroads had all been caught completely unprepared by the sudden snowfalls.
I've obviously caught you at a bad time. I'll come back later.
Call me at the office. You can usually catch me there after 8:30.
Margaret caught me just as I was leaving.
He caught his opponent with a right cross to the chin.
As she ran, her foot caught on something and she fell.
I must have caught my shirt on a nail when I was moving that wood.
Want to catch a movie tonight?
Doctors assured her that her symptoms had been caught early enough to treat.
Suddenly my attention was caught by a truck parked a short distance ahead.
His campaign seems to have caught the imagination of many other Germans.
As she went out, she caught sight of herself in the mirror.
People lined the streets outside the theater to catch a glimpse of her.
Adam caught a whiff of expensive perfume as she passed by.
The music was so loud I didn't catch what he said.
I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name.
It wasn't a very radical or intellectual newspaper, but it caught a mood of dissent in mid-1950s America.
A fish in the river catches the light one second and swims off into a dark pool the next.
The balloon was caught by the wind and carried away.
My parents are always arguing, and it's me who gets caught in the middle.
We were caught in a heavy storm.
Sorry I'm late – I got caught in traffic.
She got caught up in a clash between protesters and police.
You wouldn't catch me taking work home every night.
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