Nine months later, he was caught out of his house carrying a knife and given an additional five years' probation.
In September last year she was caught out when changing planes at breezy Brisbane airport.
In the days before “joined up government” and electronic communication, they were very unlikely to be caught out.
No Pullmans, no hotels—sleeping out the hay when we're caught out at night.
She looks as if the wind might blow her away if she got caught out in it.
Soriki was not going to be caught out with any claim of prejudice.
If you take my advice, you'll be careful not to be caught out in the rain.
If he was caught out after dark, and couldn't find his way back, he could see the trail by this time.
You were cordially glad you were not caught out and incapable?
And after the time you had, I give you fair warning that I'll never be caught out, with my gun at home.
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.