catch at - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] British
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.

See also main entry: catch