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Used to indicate understanding or to signal the fact of having caught or defeated another.
A game or endeavor in which one party seeks to catch another out, as in a mistake or lie.
[Contraction of got you.]
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expressing delight at having beaten, caught, or tricked someoneexpressing understanding of what someone has said
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interj. Pron. Spelling.
got you (used to indicate comprehension, to exultingly point out a blunder, etc.).
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(= I see) → kapiert! (inf)
(when catching, hitting, killing sb) → erwischt! (inf)
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