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Catch vs. Busted

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  • Catch (noun)

    The act of capturing. s

    "The catch of the perpetrator was the product of a year of police work."

  • Catch (noun)

    The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball. t

    "The player made an impressive catch."

    "Nice catch!"

  • Catch (noun)

    The act of noticing, understanding or hearing. t

    "Good catch. I never would have remembered that."

  • Catch (noun)

    The game of catching a ball. t

    "The kids love to play catch."

  • Catch (noun)

    A find, in particular a boyfriend or girlfriend or prospective spouse. t

    "Did you see his latest catch?"

    "He's a good catch."

  • Catch (noun)

    Something which is captured or caught. t s

    "The fishermen took pictures of their catch."

    "The catch amounted to five tons of swordfish."

  • Catch (noun)

    A stopping mechanism, especially a clasp which stops something from opening. t

    "She installed a sturdy catch to keep her cabinets closed tight."

  • Catch (noun)

    A hesitation in voice, caused by strong emotion.

    "There was a catch in his voice when he spoke his father's name."

  • Catch (noun)

    A concealed difficulty, especially in a deal or negotiation. t

    "It sounds like a great idea, but what's the catch?"

    "Be careful, that's a catch question."

  • Catch (noun)

    A crick; a sudden muscle pain during unaccustomed positioning when the muscle is in use.

    "I bent over to see under the table and got a catch in my side."

  • Catch (noun)

    A fragment of music or poetry. s

  • Catch (noun)

    A state of readiness to capture or seize; an ambush.

  • Catch (noun)

    A crop which has germinated and begun to grow.

  • Catch (noun)

    A type of strong boat, usually having two masts; a ketch.

  • Catch (noun)

    A type of humorous round in which the voices gradually catch up with one another; usually sung by men and often having bawdy lyrics.

  • Catch (noun)

    The refrain; a line or lines of a song which are repeated from verse to verse. s

  • Catch (noun)

    The act of catching a hit ball before it reaches the ground, resulting in an out.

  • Catch (noun)

    A player in respect of his catching ability; particularly one who catches well.

  • Catch (noun)

    The first contact of an oar with the water.

  • Catch (noun)

    A stoppage of breath, resembling a slight cough.

  • Catch (noun)

    Passing opportunities seized; snatches.

  • Catch (noun)

    A slight remembrance; a trace.

  • Catch (verb)

    To capture, overtake.

  • Catch (verb)

    To capture or snare (someone or something which would rather escape). s from 13thc.

    "I hope I catch a fish."

    "He ran but we caught him at the exit."

    "The police caught the robber at a nearby casino."

  • Catch (verb)

    To entrap or trip up a person; to deceive. from 14thc.

  • Catch (verb)

    To marry or enter into a similar relationship with.

  • Catch (verb)

    To reach (someone) with a strike, blow, weapon etc. from 16thc.

    "If he catches you on the chin, you'll be on the mat."

  • Catch (verb)

    To overtake or catch up to; to be in time for. from 17thc.

    "If you leave now you might catch him."

    "I would love to have dinner but I have to catch a plane."

  • Catch (verb)

    To unpleasantly discover unexpectedly; to unpleasantly surprise (someone doing something). from 17thc.

    "He was caught on video robbing the bank."

    "He was caught in the act of stealing a biscuit."

  • Catch (verb)

    To travel by means of. from 19thc.

    "catch the bus"

  • Catch (verb)

    To seize hold of.

  • Catch (verb)

    To become pregnant. (Only in past tense or as participle.) from 19thc.

  • Catch (verb)

    To grab, seize, take hold of. from 13thc.

    "I caught her by the arm and turned her to face me."

  • Catch (verb)

    To take or replenish something necessary, such as breath or sleep. from 14thc.

    "I have to stop for a moment and catch my breath."

    "I caught some Z's on the train."

  • Catch (verb)

    To grip or entangle. from 17thc.

    "My leg was caught in a tree-root."

  • Catch (verb)

    To be held back or impeded.

    "Be careful your dress doesn't catch on that knob."

    "His voice caught when he came to his father's name."

  • Catch (verb)

    To engage with some mechanism; to stick, to succeed in interacting with something or initiating some process. t

    "Push it in until it catches."

    "The engine finally caught and roared to life."

  • Catch (verb)

    To have something be held back or impeded.

    "I caught my heel on the threshold."

  • Catch (verb)

    To make a grasping or snatching motion (at). from 17thc.

    "He caught at the railing as he fell."

  • Catch (verb)

    Of fire, to spread or be conveyed to. from 18thc.

    "The fire spread slowly until it caught the eaves of the barn."

  • Catch (verb)

    To grip (the water) with one's oars at the beginning of the stroke. from 19thc.

  • Catch (verb)

    To germinate and set down roots. from 19thc.

    "The seeds caught and grew."

  • Catch (verb)

    To contact a wave in such a way that one can ride it back to shore.

  • Catch (verb)

    To intercept.

  • Catch (verb)

    To handle an exception. t from 20thc.

    "When the program catches an exception, this is recorded in the log file."

  • Catch (verb)

    To seize or intercept an object moving through the air (or, sometimes, some other medium). t from 16thc.

    "I will throw you the ball, and you catch it."

    "Watch me catch this raisin in my mouth."

  • Catch (verb)

    To seize (an opportunity) when it occurs. t from 16thc.

  • Catch (verb)

    To end a player's innings by catching a hit ball before the first bounce. from 18thc.

    "Townsend hit 29 before he was caught by Wilson."

  • Catch (verb)

    To receive (by being in the way).

  • Catch (verb)

    To play (a specific period of time) as the catcher. from 19thc.

    "He caught the last three innings."

  • Catch (verb)

    To be the victim of (something unpleasant, painful etc.). from 13thc.

    "You're going to catch a beating if they find out."

  • Catch (verb)

    To be touched or affected by (something) through exposure. from 13thc.

    "The sunlight caught the leaves and the trees turned to gold."

    "Her hair was caught by the light breeze."

  • Catch (verb)

    To be infected by (an illness). from 16thc.

    "Everyone seems to be catching the flu this week."

  • Catch (verb)

    To spread by infection or similar means.

  • Catch (verb)

    To receive or be affected by (wind, water, fire etc.). from 18thc.

    "The bucket catches water from the downspout."

    "The trees caught quickly in the dry wind."

  • Catch (verb)

    To acquire, as though by infection; to take on through sympathy or infection. from 16thc.

    "She finally caught the mood of the occasion."

  • Catch (verb)

    To be hit by something. s

    "He caught a bullet in the back of the head last year."

  • Catch (verb)

    To serve well or poorly for catching, especially for catching fish.

  • Catch (verb)

    To take in with one's senses or intellect.

  • Catch (verb)

    To get pregnant.

    "Well, if you didn't catch this time, we'll have more fun trying again until you do."

  • Catch (verb)

    To grasp mentally: perceive and understand. t from 16thc.

    "Did you catch his name?"

    "Did you catch the way she looked at him?"

  • Catch (verb)

    To take in; to watch or listen to (an entertainment). from 20thc.

    "I have some free time tonight so I think I'll catch a movie."

  • Catch (verb)

    To seize attention, interest.

  • Catch (verb)

    To reproduce or echo a spirit or idea faithfully. from 17thc.

    "You've really caught his determination in this sketch."

  • Catch (verb)

    To charm or entrance. from 14thc.

  • Catch (verb)

    To obtain or experience

  • Busted (adjective)

    Having a certain type of bust breasts; cleavage.

  • Busted (adjective)

    Broke; having no money.

    "I'd like to help you, but I'm busted."

  • Busted (adjective)

    Caught in the act of doing something one shouldn't do.

    "I saw you take that cookie from the cookie jar! You're busted!"

  • Busted (adjective)

    Extremely ugly.

    "She was cute, but all her friends were busted."

  • Busted (adjective)

    Tired.

  • Busted (adjective)

    Broken.

  • Busted (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of bust

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Catch

    To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.

  • Catch

    To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief.

  • Catch

    To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish.

  • Catch

    Hence: To insnare; to entangle.

  • Catch

    To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody.

  • Catch

    To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building.

  • Catch

    To engage and attach; to please; to charm.

  • Catch

    To get possession of; to attain.

  • Catch

    To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught fire.

  • Catch

    To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing.

  • Catch

    To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.

  • Catch (verb)

    To attain possession.

  • Catch (verb)

    To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open.

  • Catch (verb)

    To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch.

  • Catch (verb)

    To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.

  • Catch (noun)

    Act of seizing; a grasp.

  • Catch (noun)

    That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate.

  • Catch (noun)

    The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch.

  • Catch (noun)

    That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish.

  • Catch (noun)

    Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony.

  • Catch (noun)

    Passing opportunities seized; snatches.

  • Catch (noun)

    A slight remembrance; a trace.

  • Catch (noun)

    A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words.

  • Busted

    Inoperable due to damage; broken; - of a machine; as, the coke machine is busted.

  • Busted

    Arrested for committing a crime; - of a person; as, the rock star was busted for coke possession..

  • Busted

    same as demoted; - said especially of military rank, and often folowed by to; as, he was busted to corporal for being AWOL.

  • Busted

    same as exhausted; - of people.

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  • Catch (noun)

    a hidden drawback;

    "it sounds good but what's the catch?"

  • Catch (noun)

    the quantity that was caught;

    "the catch was only 10 fish"

  • Catch (noun)

    a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

  • Catch (noun)

    anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching);

    "he shared his catch with the others"

  • Catch (noun)

    a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

  • Catch (noun)

    a restraint that checks the motion of something;

    "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

  • Catch (noun)

    a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

  • Catch (noun)

    a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth;

    "he played catch with his son in the backyard"

  • Catch (noun)

    the act of catching an object with the hands;

    "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"

    "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"

    "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"

    "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

  • Catch (noun)

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal);

    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

  • Catch (verb)

    discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state;

    "She caught her son eating candy"

    "She was caught shoplifting"

  • Catch (verb)

    perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily;

    "I caught the aroma of coffee"

    "He caught the allusion in her glance"

    "ears open to catch every sound"

    "The dog picked up the scent"

    "Catch a glimpse"

  • Catch (verb)

    reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot;

    "the rock caught her in the back of the head"

    "The blow got him in the back"

    "The punch caught him in the stomach"

  • Catch (verb)

    take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of;

    "Catch the ball!"

    "Grab the elevator door!"

  • Catch (verb)

    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;

    "We finally got the suspect"

    "Did you catch the thief?"

  • Catch (verb)

    to hook or entangle;

    "One foot caught in the stirrup"

  • Catch (verb)

    attract and fix;

    "His look caught her"

    "She caught his eye"

    "Catch the attention of the waiter"

  • Catch (verb)

    capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping;

    "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"

  • Catch (verb)

    reach in time;

    "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

  • Catch (verb)

    get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly;

    "Catch some sleep"

    "catch one's breath"

  • Catch (verb)

    catch up with and possibly overtake;

    "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

  • Catch (verb)

    be struck or affected by;

    "catch fire"

    "catch the mood"

  • Catch (verb)

    check oneself during an action;

    "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

  • Catch (verb)

    hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers;

    "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

  • Catch (verb)

    see or watch;

    "view a show on television"

    "This program will be seen all over the world"

    "view an exhibition"

    "Catch a show on Broadway"

    "see a movie"

  • Catch (verb)

    cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled;

    "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"

  • Catch (verb)

    detect a blunder or misstep;

    "The reporter tripped up the senator"

  • Catch (verb)

    grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of;

    "did you catch that allusion?"

    "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"

    "don't catch your meaning"

    "did you get it?"

    "She didn't get the joke"

    "I just don't get him"

  • Catch (verb)

    contract;

    "did you catch a cold?"

  • Catch (verb)

    start burning;

    "The fire caught"

  • Catch (verb)

    perceive by hearing;

    "I didn't catch your name"

    "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"

  • Catch (verb)

    suffer from the receipt of;

    "She will catch hell for this behavior!"

  • Catch (verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored;

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

  • Catch (verb)

    apprehend and reproduce accurately;

    "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"

    "She got the mood just right in her photographs"

  • Catch (verb)

    take in and retain;

    "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

  • Catch (verb)

    spread or be communicated;

    "The fashion did not catch"

  • Catch (verb)

    be the catcher;

    "Who is catching?"

  • Catch (verb)

    become aware of;

    "he caught her staring out the window"

  • Catch (verb)

    delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned;

    "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"

  • Busted (adjective)

    (used informally especially of bones) fractured;

    "my arm is busted"

    "I got my head busted in the fight"

    "can't play with a busted baseball bat"

  • Busted (adjective)

    suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst');

    "a burst balloon"

    "burst pipes"

    "burst seams"

    "a ruptured appendix"

    "a busted balloon"

  • Busted (adjective)

    out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken');

    "a broken washing machine"

    "the coke machine is broken"

    "the coke machine is busted"

Princeton's WordNet
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