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Definitions of catching

  1. Contagious; infectious; said of diseases; captivating; fascinating. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. The act of seizing or taking hold of. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Apt to catch; infectious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Infectious; contagious. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Captivating; alluring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Infectious; apt to catch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Infectious; contagious; captivating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Infectious; charming. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for catching

  1. " Oh, Johnnie dear, no more 'Tag, '" cried poor Mamma Marion, catching her adopted child and wiping her hot face with a handkerchief. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  2. He did not ask many questions about the interview with Philip Percival, catching at the most important part as Salome said,- " Yes; he promised to wait till Christmas. – Salome by Emma Marshall
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