catching


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catch·ing

 (kăch′ĭng, kĕch′-)
adj.
1. Infectious.
2. Attractive; catchy.

catching

(ˈkætʃɪŋ)
adj
1. infectious
2. attractive; captivating

catch•ing

(ˈkætʃ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. contagious or infectious.
2. attractive; alluring.
[1375–1425]
catch′ing•ly, adv.
catch′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catching - (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball teamcatching - (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
playing - the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
2.catching - the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
discovery, find, uncovering - the act of discovering something
3.catching - becoming infected; "catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"; "the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"
acquiring, getting - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
Adj.1.catching - (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infectioncatching - (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
infectious - easily spread; "fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell

catching

adjective infectious, contagious, transferable, communicable, infective, transmittable There are those who think eczema is catching.
incommunicable, non-infectious, non-contagious, non-catching, non-transmittable

catching

adjective
Capable of transmission by infection:
Translations
مُعِدٍمُعدِ، مُنْتَقِلٌ بالعَدْوى
nakažlivý
smitsomsmittende
tarttuva
zarazan
ragályos
smitandi
伝染性の
전염성의
chytľavý
smittsam
ที่ติดต่อได้ง่าย
truyền nhiễm

catching

[ˈkætʃɪŋ] ADJ
1. (Med) → contagioso
2. (fig) [enthusiasm, laughter] → contagioso

catching

[ˈkætʃɪŋ] adj [disease, condition] → contagieux/euse
It's not catching → Ce n'est pas contagieux.

catching

adj (Med, fig) → ansteckend

catching

[ˈkætʃɪŋ] adj (Med) (fig) → contagioso/a

catch

(kӕtʃ) past tense past participle caught (koːt) verb
1. to stop and hold (something which is moving); to capture. He caught the cricket ball; The cat caught a mouse; Did you catch any fish?; I tried to catch his attention.
2. to be in time for, or get on (a train, bus etc). I'll have to catch the 9.45 (train) to London.
3. to surprise (someone) in the act of. I caught him stealing (my vegetables).
4. to become infected with (a disease or illness). He caught flu.
5. to (cause to) become accidentally attached or held. The child caught her fingers in the car door.
6. to hit. The punch caught him on the chin.
7. to manage to hear. Did you catch what she said?
8. to start burning. I dropped a match on the pile of wood and it caught (fire) immediately.
noun
1. an act of catching. He took a fine catch behind the wicket.
2. a small device for holding (a door etc) in place. The catch on my suitcase is broken.
3. the total amount (of eg fish) caught. the largest catch of mackerel this year.
4. a trick or problem. There's a catch in this question.
ˈcatching adjective
infectious. Is chicken-pox catching?
ˈcatchy adjective
(of a tune) attractive and easily remembered.
ˈcatch-phrase, ˈcatch-word nouns
a phrase or word in popular use for a time.
catch someone's eye
to attract someone's attention. The advertisement caught my eye; I couldn't catch the waiter's eye and so we were last to be served.
catch on
1. to become popular. The fashion caught on.
2. to understand. He's a bit slow to catch on.
catch out
1. to put out (a batsman) at cricket by catching the ball after it has been hit and before it touches the ground.
2. to cause (someone) to fail by means of a trick, a difficult question etc. The last question in the exam caught them all out.
catch up
to come level (with). We caught him up at the corner; Ask the taxi-driver if he can catch up with that lorry; We waited for him to catch up; She had a lot of schoolwork to catch up on after her illness.

catching

مُعِدٍ nakažlivý smittende ansteckend μεταδοτικός contagioso, pegajoso tarttuva contagieux zarazan contagioso 伝染性の 전염성의 besmettelijk smittende zaraźliwy contagioso заразный smittsam ที่ติดต่อได้ง่าย bulaşıcı truyền nhiễm 传染性的

catching

(fam) adj infeccioso, contagioso (fam)
References in classic literature ?
The local fisherman's guide doesn't say a word about catching anything.
Instead, he had gone into the business of catching them.
We prevented them from catching fish at many times and seasons, which was equivalent to preventing them from making as good a living as they might have made had we not been in existence.
Maybe it was like the man who was arrested for catching trout out of season.
But he, poor man, disturbed only a couple of fins while I was catching a fair string, and he said it was his luck; but when we changed seats in the boat luck changed seats too.
JUBILEE TROUT LAKES 01388 772611 / DL2 2UH Trout have been chasing fry, and anglers have been catching on Snakes, Bunny Leech, Bloodworm and Blobs.
Tim McHugh and his son Kevin were catching fish to eat and went away with nine rainbows weighing almost 18lb and Mark Hayes was also heading for the kitchen with his five fish 9.
At the early of 1990s, after the crab pot was used in the crab fisheries, it was rapidly popularized, and became one of the main fishing gears catching P.
Brotton angler Bruce Hodgson had a wonderful time on his loyalty day, catching his maximum 10 rainbows amongst the shallow rocks section at the east end fishing ledgered blue mango Power-Bait and mice tails.
Sonitrol Pacific is proud to design, install, service and monitor security and burglar alarms systems that aid police and deputies in catching bad guys.
2 : the act of catching <The shortstop made a great catch.