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got·cha

 (gŏch′ə)
interj.
Used to indicate understanding or to signal the fact of having caught or defeated another.
n.
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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gotcha

(ˈɡɒtʃə)
interj
expressing delight at having beaten, caught, or tricked someoneexpressing understanding of what someone has said
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got•cha

(ˈgɒtʃ ə)
interj. Pron. Spelling.
got you (used to indicate comprehension, to exultingly point out a blunder, etc.).
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Translations

gotcha

interj (inf)
(= I see)kapiert! (inf)
(when catching, hitting, killing sb) → erwischt! (inf)
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