Synonyms for caught

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He must 'a' got caught in an explosion of freckles sometime.

Stephen caught the bridle, and Ambrose helped the burgess into the saddle.

He caught but two fish, and they were so small that he decided not to offer them for sale.

It was rather a heavy tug, for the fish he had caught weighed at least fifty pounds.

She was smiling now, and he caught a gleam of mischief in her eyes.

She slammed the door, and in another moment was caught in Dick's great arms.

Andrew caught his breath, but the marshal would not let him speak.

He had breathed into the atmosphere a subtle malaria, and George had caught the disease.

When she woke it was to a blaze of sunlight, but caught in the net of her closed curtains.

But the arm that through her son had struck her heart, caught and supported her.

WORD ORIGIN

past tense and past participle of catch (v.), attested from 14c., predominant after c.1800, replacing earlier catched. A rare instance of English strong verb with a French origin. This might have been by influence of Middle English lacchen (see latch (v.)), which also then meant "to catch" and was a synonym of catch (as their noun forms remain), and which then had past tense forms lahte, lauhte, laught. The influence happened before latch switched to its modern weak conjugation.

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