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She tossed the packet of crisps 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.
I caught the next train back to London.
a device used for catching flies
We rescued a rabbit caught in a trap.
Several times she'd caught him staring at her.
Diana was caught red-handed taking money from her mother's purse.
Burglars who are caught in the act have little chance of escaping punishment.
They've been trying to catch her at it, but she's too clever.
The railway companies had all been caught completely unprepared by the sudden snowfalls.
I've obviously caught you at a bad moment. I'll come back later.
People lined the streets outside the theatre to catch a glimpse of her.
As she went out, she caught sight of herself in the mirror.
Adam caught a whiff of expensive perfume as she passed by.
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.
He caught his opponent with a right cross to the chin.
very unpleasant or dirty
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