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adjective as in contagious (disease)

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Ad-supported streaming services have some catching up to do.

From Digiday

The Terrapins were so injury-riddled at quarterback when he was a freshman that he finished the year catching passes from a converted linebacker.

He played for Alabama from 1964 to 1966, catching passes from such renowned quarterbacks as Joe Namath, Steve Sloan and Ken Stabler.

It comes from high-end bicycle company Specialized, and what makes it so eye-catching is that it weighs in at less than 5 pounds.

Alphabet, which owns Google, is trying something far more eye-catching in East Africa through an idea that started in 2013 out of Google X, its so called “Moonshot Factory.”

From Quartz

The cameraman was reporting on the factory catching fire when the inevitable happened.

Caen was pitching and I was crouched behind the dish, catching.

I was out, maybe in the Great Barrier Reef catching black marlin.

It was early last week, the weather was catching up with the season.

The Common Core education standards are catching on with parents and teachers.

And since he was too busy catching angleworms for himself to help her and her husband, she wished he would keep out of sight.

"That was a job I had mighty little stomach for," he said, catching my eye and smiling faintly.

I began to understand a little more, catching, I suppose, something of his strong thinking.

On rolled the wave of blue, catching and flinging back hundreds of the fleeing Confederates.

“No visitors allowed aboard,” replied Mr Welton sternly; catching up, nevertheless, a coil of rope.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to catching, such as: endemic, epidemic, pandemic, taking, communicable, and dangerous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.