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winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to catch e.g. ants ant lion , antlion , antlion fly
catch or capture apprehend , ensnare , nail
any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water; found in Indonesia and Australia archerfish , Toxotes jaculatrix
put out food to catch prey bait
barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc. barricade , roadblock
movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice batting cage , cage
children's game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify other players blindman's bluff , blindman's buff
rope with weights attached to catch cattle or game bola
someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball) butterfingers
undercover operation by narcotics detectives to catch unsuspecting drug dealers buy-and-bust operation
parachute opening to catch the air, part of canopy
mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone catchfly , lychnis
hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward click , detent , dog , pawl
catch a disease contract
disease, to catch a contract
large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish cormorant , Phalacrocorax carbo
error correction code that is recorded in each sector of a magnetic disk and used to catch errors in the data cyclic redundancy check
sight of, catch descry , detect , discern , espy , glimpse
locking mechanism, as a pawl or catch detent
garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement diaper , napkin , nappy
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