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  • 41catch — catchable, adj. /kach/, v., caught, catching, n., adj. v.t. 1. to seize or capture, esp. after pursuit: to catch a criminal; to catch a runaway horse. 2. to trap or ensnare: to catch a fish. 3. to intercept and seize; take and hold (something… …

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  • 42surprise — sur|prise1 [ sər praız ] noun *** 1. ) count an unusual or unexpected event: There were few surprises in the basketball playoffs this year. come as a surprise: Holman s arrest came as a surprise to the entire community. come as no surprise: Given …

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  • 43surprise — I UK [sə(r)ˈpraɪz] / US [sərˈpraɪz] noun Word forms surprise : singular surprise plural surprises *** Ways of expressing surprise: Goodness!/Good heavens!/(Oh) my God → used for showing that you are surprised Good grief! → used for showing that… …

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  • 44catch — [c]/kætʃ / (say kach) verb (caught, catching) –verb (t) 1. to capture, especially after pursuit; take captive. 2. to ensnare, entrap, or deceive. 3. a. to be in time to reach (a train, boat, etc.): I barely caught the 5.03. b. to board; travel on …

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  • 45surprise — Synonyms and related words: admiration, amaze, amazement, ambush, assail, assault, astonish, astonishment, astound, astoundment, attack, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, beguilement, bewilder, bewilderment, blitz, blockbuster, blow, boggle, bomb …

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  • 46surprise — v 1. astonish, amaze, astound, stun, Inf. flabbergast, Inf. snow, Sl. blow away, Sl. blow one s mind; overwhelm, overpower, Inf. bowl over, Inf. floor, Inf. knock or throw one for a loop, Inf. set back on one s heels; hit like a ton of bricks,… …

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  • 47catch*/*/*/ — [kætʃ] (past tense and past participle caught [kɔːt] ) verb I 1) [I/T] to stop something that is falling or moving through the air, and hold it Stewart caught the ball with one hand.[/ex] A bucket stood under the hole to catch the rain.[/ex] 2)… …

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  • 48surprise — 1. noun 1) Kate looked at me in surprise Syn: astonishment, amazement, wonder, incredulity, bewilderment, stupefaction, disbelief 2) the test came as a big surprise Syn: shock, bolt from the blue, bombshell, r …

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  • 49surprise — 1. noun 1) Kate looked at me in surprise Syn: astonishment, amazement, wonder, bewilderment, disbelief 2) the test came as a big surprise Syn: shock, bolt from the blue, bombshell, revelation, rude awakening …

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  • 50surprise — /səˈpraɪz / (say suh pruyz) verb (t) (surprised, surprising) 1. to come upon suddenly and unexpectedly; catch (a person, etc.) in the act of doing something; discover (a thing) suddenly. 2. to assail, attack, or capture suddenly or without… …

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  • 51surprise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 feeling of surprise ADJECTIVE ▪ great, total, utter ▪ mild, slight, some ▪ initial …

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  • 52surprise — 1 noun 1 EVENT (C) an unexpected or unusual event: Joan! What a lovely surprise to see you again! | surprise visit/announcement/attack etc: Let s pay grandma a surprise visit. | US forces launched a surprise attack on the Panamanian capital. |… …

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  • 53catch — v. & n. v. (past and past part. caught) 1 tr. a lay hold of so as to restrain or prevent from escaping; capture in a trap, in one s hands, etc. b (also catch hold of) get into one s hands so as to retain, operate, etc. (caught hold of the handle) …

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  • 54catch — [[t]kætʃ[/t]] v. caught, catch•ing, n. adj. 1) to seize or capture, esp. after pursuit: to catch a thief[/ex] 2) to trap or ensnare: to catch fish[/ex] 3) to take and hold (something thrown, falling, etc.): to catch the ball[/ex] 4) to surprise… …

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  • 55catch — verb (past and past participle caught) 1》 intercept and hold (something which has been thrown, propelled, or dropped).     ↘seize or take hold of.     ↘Cricket dismiss (a batsman) by catching the ball before it touches the ground. 2》 capture (a… …

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  • 56catch — 1. verb 1) he caught the ball Syn: seize, grab, snatch, take hold of, grasp, grip, trap, clutch, clench; receive, get, intercept Ant: drop 2) …

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  • 57surprise*/*/*/ — [səˈpraɪz] noun I 1) [C] an unusual event, or an unexpected piece of news The news came as a big surprise to everyone.[/ex] Given the company s poor performance, the change of management came as no surprise.[/ex] 2) [U] the feeling that you have… …

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  • 58Catch for Us the Foxes — Infobox Album | Name = Catch For Us The Foxes Type = Album Artist = MewithoutYou Released = October 15, 2004 Recorded = Seagrass Studios, Los Angeles, California Genre = Indie rock Length = 45:59 Label = Tooth Nail Producer = Brad Wood Reviews =… …

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  • 59catch one's breath — verb take a short break from one s activities in order to relax (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑rest, ↑breathe, ↑take a breather • Derivationally related forms: ↑breather (for: ↑breathe), ↑ …

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  • 60catch — 1. verb 1) he caught the ball Syn: seize, grab, snatch, grasp, grip, clutch, intercept, trap, receive, get 2) we ve caught the thief Syn: capture …

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