catching

Primary Meanings of catching

1.
n
the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
2.
adjn
(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
becoming infected
3.
n
(baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
Full Definitions of catching
1

n the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

Synonyms:
detection, espial, spotting, spying
Type of:
discovery, find, uncovering
the act of discovering something
2

adj (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

n becoming infected

catching cold is sometimes unavoidable”
Synonyms:
contracting
Type of:
acquiring, getting
the act of acquiring something
3

n (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team

Type of:
playing
the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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