catch somebody out

catch somebody out

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  • catch — catch1 W1S1 [kætʃ] v past tense and past participle caught [ko:t US ko:t] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take and hold)¦ 2¦(find/stop somebody)¦ 3¦(see somebody doing something)¦ 4¦(illness)¦ 5 catch somebody by surprise/catch somebody off guard 6 catch somebody… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • catch out — verb trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act He was caught out She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks • Syn: ↑find out • Hypernyms: ↑detect, ↑observe, ↑find, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catch Me If You Can — Infobox Film name = Catch Me if You Can caption = director = Steven Spielberg producer = Steven Spielberg Michel Shane Walter F. Parkes Laurie MacDonald writer = Book: Frank Abagnale Stan Redding Screenplay: Jeff Nathanson starring = Leonardo… …   Wikipedia

  • catch up — verb 1. reach the point where one should be after a delay (Freq. 2) I caught up on my homework • Hypernyms: ↑reach, ↑make, ↑attain, ↑hit, ↑arrive at, ↑gain …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch — [[t]kæ̱tʃ[/t]] ♦♦ catches, catching, caught 1) VERB If you catch a person or animal, you capture them after chasing them, or by using a trap, net, or other device. [V n] Police say they are confident of catching the gunman... [V n] Where did you… …   English dictionary

  • catch up with — verb 1. catch up with and possibly overtake (Freq. 9) The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp • Syn: ↑overtake, ↑catch • Derivationally related forms: ↑overtaking (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch — [c]/kætʃ / (say kach) verb (caught, catching) –verb (t) 1. to capture, especially after pursuit; take captive. 2. to ensnare, entrap, or deceive. 3. a. to be in time to reach (a train, boat, etc.): I barely caught the 5.03. b. to board; travel on …  

  • catch one doing — (from Idioms in Speech) do not expect somebody to do it Catch me riding on a bus! Sammy let out his roar. Not likely! he said. (I. Murdoch) Please forget about that man for a few minutes, anyway. No man s worth getting that worked up about. Catch …   Idioms and examples

  • catch it — verb receive punishment; be scolded or reprimanded (Freq. 1) I really caught it the other day! • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * (informal) BE REPRIMANDED, be scolded, be rebuked, be taken to task, be chastised, get into trouble, be hauled over the …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch one's breath — verb take a short break from one s activities in order to relax (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑rest, ↑breathe, ↑take a breather • Derivationally related forms: ↑breather (for: ↑breathe), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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