Ladies and gentlemen, can we log off Twitter for just a day so all the facts can catch up with the rumors?
I have spent the many years since trying, futilely, to catch up.
Unfortunately, his plan to catch St. Nick is foiled when his “little rest” turns into a full-fledged sleep session.
He might be a catch; he does describe the fire as “pretty cool.”
That was written after I met Nelson Mandela and was doing a movie called To catch a Fire down [in South Africa].
Then a sigh, profound and long, and some faint words which he did not catch.
The first thing I am going to do is to catch some fish, if you'll lend me your boat.
If the Dutch catch this hero of yours they will hang him as sure as I stand here.
But every evening, towards bedtime, she came into the garden to catch Mimi.
I confess I was too agitated to catch every word that was spoken.
c.1200, "to take, capture," from Anglo-French or Old North French cachier "catch, capture" (animals) (Old French chacier "hunt, pursue, drive (animals)," Modern French chasser "to hunt;" making it a doublet of chase (v.)), from Vulgar Latin *captiare "try to seize, chase" (also source of Spanish cazar, Italian cacciare), from Latin captare "to take, hold," frequentative of Latin capere "to take, hold" (see capable).
Senses in early Middle English also included "chase, hunt," which later went with chase (v.). Of infections from 1540s; of fire from 1734; of sleep, etc., from early 14c. Related: Catched (obsolete); catching; caught.
Meaning "act as a catcher in baseball" recorded from 1865. To catch on "apprehend" is 1884, American English colloquial. To catch (someone's) eye is first attested 1813, in Jane Austen. Catch as catch can first attested late 14c.
late 14c., "device to hold a latch of a door," also "a trap;" also "a fishing vessel," from catch (v.). Meaning "action of catching" attested from 1570s. Meaning "that which is caught or worth catching" (later especially of spouses) is from 1590s. Sense of "hidden cost, qualification, etc." is slang first recorded 1855 in P.T. Barnum.