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noun catch pronunciation in American English /kætʃ/
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  1. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] a hidden problem or difficulty in something that seems extremely good
    It sounds like a fabulous opportunity, so what’s the catch?
    It is very cheap, but the catch is that you have to be at the airport at 3 in the morning.
  2. 5
    [countable] an amount of fish that have been caught
    Catches of Atlantic salmon have declined significantly.
  3. 6
    [countable] mainly literary a sudden pause in what someone is saying as a result of a strong emotion
    “I love you so much,” he said with a catch in his voice.
  4. 7
    [countable] informal old-fashioned someone who would be an appropriate husband, wife, or partner
    A penniless writer’s not exactly a good catch, is he?


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