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 ?
I like good strong words that mean something," replied Jo, catching her hat as it took a leap off her head preparatory to flying away altogether.
Three times the young reporter sprang at Ed Handby and each time the bartender, catching him by the shoulder, hurled him back into the bushes.
She heard our wagon, looked back over her shoulder, and, catching up her pail of water, started at a run for the hole in the bank.
The latter did not, however, so much regret this circumstance, as it might enable him to retard the speed of the party; for he still turned his longing looks in the direction of Fort Edward, in the vain expectation of catching some sound from that quarter of the forest, which might denote the approach of succor.
And quickly catching up a candlestick, he left us slightly bewildered.
If I had been astonished at first catching a glimpse of so outlandish an individual as Queequeg circulating among the polite society of a civilized town, that astonishment soon departed upon taking my first daylight stroll through the streets of New Bedford.
Hearing the tremendous rush of the sea-crashing boat, the whale wheeled round to present his blank forehead at bay; but in that evolution, catching sight of the nearing black hull of the ship; seemingly seeing in it the source of all his persecutions; bethinking it --it may be --a larger and nobler foe; of a sudden, he bore down upon its advancing prow, smiting his jaws amid fiery showers of foam.
One day he was at this game, and did not know that the master was in the next field; but he was there, watching what was going on; over the hedge he jumped in a snap, and catching Dick by the arm, he gave him such a box on the ear as made him roar with the pain and surprise.
All day long he would crawl around the floor in a filthy little dress, whining and fretting; because the floor was full of drafts he was always catching cold, and snuffling because his nose ran.
said Aunt Chloe, with earnestness, catching his arm, "you wouldn't be for cuttin' it wid dat ar great heavy knife
Sandy's excitement increased every moment; and so did mine, for that sort of thing is catching.
I would have preferred to leave something that was catching, but it was not in my power.