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synonyms for catch in the act

  • startle
  • ambush
  • bushwhack
  • capture
  • discover
  • grab
  • grasp
  • nab
  • seize
  • take
  • waylay
  • burst in on
  • catch off-balance
  • catch off-guard
  • catch red-handed
  • catch unawares
  • come down on
  • drop in on
  • lay for
  • lie in wait
  • spring on
  • take by surprise
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antonyms for catch in the act

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  • free
  • give
  • let go
  • liberate
  • lose
  • misunderstand
  • offer
  • release
  • expect
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How to use catch in the act in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He caught himself in the act of listening to you too credulously—and that seemed to him unmanly and dishonorable.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
He was aware that his act by this time, had helped nobody, had made no one happy or satisfied—not even himself.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He had, however, recovered sufficiently to enable him to act with promptitude and discretion.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
This seems to be contrary to the spirit and intent of the act, which is primarily to centralize reserves in Federal Reserve Banks.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
The Act permits member banks to accept an amount of bills not exceeding 50 per cent.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
He had seen the act committed, he felt sure but had made no effort whatever to stop the thief.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
And if an earthly father would act thus wisely and thus kindly, "how much more your Father which is in Heaven?"
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
It was never the intention of the Federal Reserve Act that member banks should continue the maintenance of these reserve accounts.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
On the contrary, the full meaning of the act is manifestly opposed to such an idea.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CATCH IN THE ACT

  • ambush
  • burst in on
  • bushwhack
  • capture
  • catch in the act
  • catch off-balance
  • catch off-guard
  • catch red-handed
  • catch unawares
  • come down on
  • discover
  • drop in on
  • grab
  • grasp
  • lay for
  • lie in wait
  • nab
  • seize
  • spring on
  • startle
  • take
  • take by surprise
  • waylay
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.