(noun.) becoming infected; 'catching cold is sometimes unavoidable'; 'the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic'.
(noun.) (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team.
(adj.) (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection .
Typed by Connie--From WordNet
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catch
(a.) Infectious; contagious.
(a.) Captivating; alluring.
(n.) The act of seizing or taking hold of.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. Seizure, capture, arrest, apprehension.
a. Infectious, contagious, pestilential, pestiferous.
Synonyms and Antonyms
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- Selden, catching the glance, wondered what part Miss Bart had played in organizing the entertainment. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- Mr. Chopper said, catching the Captain by the skirt. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- The catching business, we beg to remind them, is rising to the dignity of a lawful and patriotic profession. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Catching up from the table a piece of bread, and taking his Bargeman's bundle under his arm, Riderhood immediately followed him. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Mr. Rushworth has set a good example, and such things are very catching. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- I suppose she was afraid of your catching her here. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I knew I was catching at straws; but in the wide and weltering deep where I found myself, I would have caught at cobwebs. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- It's you who are the coward, he repeated, catching her hands in his. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- If he can't, we shall have another chance of catching them in the shrubbery, before many more nights are over our heads. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- My friend, my benefactor, my honoured companion,' murmured Mr. Winkle, catching at his wrist. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- The Jester next struck into another carol, a sort of comic ditty, to which the Knight, catching up the tune, replied in the like manner. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Our chance of catching the thieves may depend on our not wasting one unnecessary minute. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- My eldest brother was troubled with that complaint,' said Sam; 'it may be catching--I used to sleep with him. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- I like good strong words that mean something, replied Jo, catching her hat as it took a leap off her head preparatory to flying away altogether. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- How you do go and bother a gal of ten,' said Maggy, 'catching the poor thing up in that way. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
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