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caught

[kawt] /kɔt/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of catch.
Related forms
uncaught, adjective
well-caught, adjective
Can be confused
caught, court, cot.
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British Dictionary definitions for wellcaught

caught

/kɔːt/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of catch
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Word Origin and History for wellcaught

caught

past tense and past participle of catch (v.), attested from 14c., predominant after c.1800, replacing earlier catched. A rare instance of English strong verb with a French origin. This might have been by influence of Middle English lacchen (see latch (v.)), which also then meant "to catch" and was a synonym of catch (as their noun forms remain), and which then had past tense forms lahte, lauhte, laught. The influence happened before latch switched to its modern weak conjugation.

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