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catch at straws

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  • as inpettifog
  • as inquibble

synonyms for catch at straws

  • altercate
  • argufy
  • avoid
  • bicker
  • carp
  • cavil
  • chicane
  • criticize
  • dispute
  • equivocate
  • evade
  • fence
  • flip-flop
  • hassle
  • niggle
  • nitpick
  • pretend
  • prevaricate
  • shift
  • spar
  • squabble
  • waffle
  • wrangle
  • argue over
  • blow hot and cold
  • have at it
  • hem and haw
  • hypercriticize
  • make a big thing about
  • nit-pick
  • paralogize
  • pick to pieces
  • put up an argument
  • set to
  • split hairs
  • talk back
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antonyms for catch at straws

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  • agree
  • concur
  • face
  • give in
  • meet
  • tell the truth
  • agree
  • face
  • meet
  • tell the truth
  • approve
  • concur
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How to use catch at straws in a sentence

Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
If I could catch Laura's eye—but I suppose it would hardly be decent to go just yet.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Then Squinty would toss the apple up in the air, off his nose, and catch it as it came down.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
But what if I catch the fish by using a hired boat and a hired net, or by buying worms as bait from some one who has dug them?
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
We nearly played our horses out galloping around looking for you—after we'd gone a mile or so, and you didn't catch up.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
This was about three in the afternoon, and he ordered me to start at once so as to catch you fellows as soon as possible.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
To the animal whose special finger enables him to catch the insect?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
"I hope you don't want me to catch angleworms for you," Grandfather Mole told him.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
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