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phrasal verb [transitive] British
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycatch at
he/she/itcatches at
present participlecatching at
past tensecaught at
past participlecaught at
  1. catch at something to reach out and try to get hold of something

    He caught at her arm as she tried to move away.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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