To catch at
Catch Catch, v. i. 1. To attain possession. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Have is have, however men do catch. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open. [1913 Webster]

3. To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch. [1913 Webster]

4. To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate. [1913 Webster]

Does the sedition catch from man to man? --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{To catch at}, to attempt to seize; to be eager to get or use. ``[To] catch at all opportunities of subverting the state.'' --Addison.

{To catch up with}, to come up with; to overtake. [1913 Webster]


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