Catch vs. Hunt

Catch vs. Hunt — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Catch and Hunt

Catchnoun

(countable) The act of seizing or capturing. s

The catch of the perpetrator was the product of a year of police work.

Huntverb

(ambitransitive) To find or search for an animal in the wild with the intention of killing the animal for its meat or for sport.

State Wildlife Management areas often offer licensed hunters the opportunity to hunt on public lands.Her uncle will go out and hunt for deer, now that it is open season.

Catchnoun

(countable) The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball. t

The player made an impressive catch.Nice catch!

Huntverb

(ambitransitive) To try to find something; search (for).

The little girl was hunting for shells on the beach.The police are hunting for evidence.

Catchnoun

(countable) The act of noticing, understanding or hearing. t

Good catch. I never would have remembered that.

Huntverb

(transitive) To drive; to chase; with down, from, away, etc.

to hunt down a criminalHe was hunted from the parish.
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Catchnoun

(uncountable) The game of catching a ball. t

The kids love to play catch.

Huntverb

(transitive) To use or manage (dogs, horses, etc.) in hunting.

Did you hunt that pony last week?

Catchnoun

(countable) A find, in particular a boyfriend or girlfriend or prospective spouse. t

Did you see his latest catch?He's a good catch.

Huntverb

(transitive) To use or traverse in pursuit of game.

He hunts the woods, or the country.

Catchnoun

(countable) Something which is captured or caught. t s

The fishermen took pictures of their catch.The catch amounted to five tons of swordfish.

Huntverb

To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.

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Catchnoun

(countable) A stopping mechanism, especially a clasp which stops something from opening. t

She installed a sturdy catch to keep her cabinets closed tight.

Huntverb

To shift up and down in order regularly.

Catchnoun

(countable) A hesitation in voice, caused by strong emotion.

There was a catch in his voice when he spoke his father's name.

Huntverb

To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc-lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, etc.; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel.

Catchnoun

A concealed difficulty, especially in a deal or negotiation. t

It sounds like a great idea, but what's the catch?Be careful, that's a catch question.

Huntnoun

The act of hunting.

Catchnoun

(countable) A crick; a sudden muscle pain during unaccustomed positioning when the muscle is in use.

I bent over to see under the table and got a catch in my side.

Huntnoun

A hunting expedition.

Catchnoun

(countable) A fragment of music or poetry. s

Huntnoun

An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to it.

Catchnoun

(obsolete) A state of readiness to capture or seize; an ambush.

Huntnoun

A pack of hunting dogs.

Catchnoun

A crop which has germinated and begun to grow.

Huntnoun

Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)

Catchnoun

(obsolete) A type of strong boat, usually having two masts; a ketch.

Huntnoun

United States architect (1827-1895)

Catchnoun

A type of humorous round in which the voices gradually catch up with one another; usually sung by men and often having bawdy lyrics.

Huntnoun

British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)

Catchnoun

The refrain; a line or lines of a song which are repeated from verse to verse. s

Huntnoun

an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

Catchnoun

The act of catching a hit ball before it reaches the ground, resulting in an out.

Huntnoun

an instance of searching for something;

the hunt for submarines

Catchnoun

A player in respect of his catching ability; particularly one who catches well.

Huntnoun

the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

Catchnoun

The first contact of an oar with the water.

Huntnoun

the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts

Catchnoun

A stoppage of breath, resembling a slight cough.

Huntnoun

the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

Catchnoun

Passing opportunities seized; snatches.

Huntverb

pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals);

Goering often hunted wild boars in PolandThe dogs are running deerThe Duke hunted in these woods

Catchnoun

A slight remembrance; a trace.

Huntverb

pursue or chase relentlessly;

The hunters traced the deer into the woodsthe detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him

Catchverb

(heading) To capture, overtake.

Huntverb

chase away, with as with force;

They hunted the the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood

Catchverb

(transitive) To capture or snare (someone or something which would rather escape). s

I hope I catch a fish.He ran but we caught him at the exit.The police caught the robber at a nearby casino.

Huntverb

yaw back and forth about a flight path;

the plane's nose yawed

Catchverb

(transitive) To entrap or trip up a person; to deceive.

Huntverb

oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent;

The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency

Catchverb

To marry or enter into a similar relationship with.

Huntverb

seek, search for;

She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them

Catchverb

(transitive) To reach (someone) with a strike, blow, weapon etc.

If he catches you on the chin, you'll be on the mat.

Huntverb

search (an area) for prey;

The King used to hunt these forests

Catchverb

(transitive) To overtake or catch up to; to be in time for.

If you leave now you might catch him.I would love to have dinner but I have to catch a plane.

Catchverb

(transitive) To unpleasantly discover unexpectedly; to unpleasantly surprise (someone doing something).

He was caught on video robbing the bank.He was caught in the act of stealing a biscuit.

Catchverb

(transitive) To travel by means of.

catch the bus

Catchverb

To become pregnant. (Only in past tense or as participle.)

Catchverb

(heading) To seize hold of.

Catchverb

To grab, seize, take hold of.

I caught her by the arm and turned her to face me.

Catchverb

(transitive) To take or replenish something necessary, such as breath or sleep.

I have to stop for a moment and catch my breath.I caught some Z's on the train.

Catchverb

(transitive) To grip or entangle.

My leg was caught in a tree-root.

Catchverb

(intransitive) To be held back or impeded.

Be careful your dress doesn't catch on that knob.His voice caught when he came to his father's name.

Catchverb

(intransitive) To engage with some mechanism; to stick, to succeed in interacting with something or initiating some process. t

Push it in until it catches.The engine finally caught and roared to life.

Catchverb

(transitive) To have something be held back or impeded.

I caught my heel on the threshold.

Catchverb

(intransitive) To make a grasping or snatching motion (at).

He caught at the railing as he fell.

Catchverb

(transitive) Of fire, to spread or be conveyed to.

The fire spread slowly until it caught the eaves of the barn.

Catchverb

To grip (the water) with one's oars at the beginning of the stroke.

Catchverb

To germinate and set down roots.

The seeds caught and grew.

Catchverb

To contact a wave in such a way that one can ride it back to shore.

Catchverb

To handle an exception. t

When the program catches an exception, this is recorded in the log file.

Catchverb

(heading) To intercept.

Catchverb

(transitive) To seize or intercept an object moving through the air (or, sometimes, some other medium). t

I will throw you the ball, and you catch it.Watch me catch this raisin in my mouth.

Catchverb

To seize (an opportunity) when it occurs. t

Catchverb

To end a player's innings by catching a hit ball before the first bounce.

Townsend hit 29 before he was caught by Wilson.

Catchverb

To play (a specific period of time) as the catcher.

He caught the last three innings.

Catchverb

(heading) To receive (by being in the way).

Catchverb

(transitive) To be the victim of (something unpleasant, painful etc.).

You're going to catch a beating if they find out.

Catchverb

(transitive) To be touched or affected by (something) through exposure.

The sunlight caught the leaves and the trees turned to gold.Her hair was caught by the light breeze.

Catchverb

(transitive) To be infected by (an illness).

Everyone seems to be catching the flu this week.

Catchverb

(intransitive) To spread by infection or similar means.

Catchverb

To receive or be affected by (wind, water, fire etc.).

The bucket catches water from the downspout.The trees caught quickly in the dry wind.

Catchverb

(transitive) To acquire, as though by infection; to take on through sympathy or infection.

She finally caught the mood of the occasion.

Catchverb

(transitive) To be hit by something. s

He caught a bullet in the back of the head last year.

Catchverb

(intransitive) To serve well or poorly for catching, especially for catching fish.

Catchverb

To get pregnant.

Well, if you didn't catch this time, we'll have more fun trying again until you do.

Catchverb

(heading) To take in with one's senses or intellect.

Catchverb

(transitive) To grasp mentally: perceive and understand. t

Did you catch his name?Did you catch the way she looked at him?

Catchverb

To take in; to watch or listen to (an entertainment).

I have some free time tonight so I think I'll catch a movie.

Catchverb

(transitive) To reproduce or echo a spirit or idea faithfully.

You've really caught his determination in this sketch.

Catchverb

(heading) To seize attention, interest.

Catchverb

(transitive) To charm or entrance.

Catchverb

(transitive) To attract and hold (a faculty or organ of sense).

He managed to catch her attention.The enormous scarf did catch my eye.

Catchverb

(heading) To obtain or experience

Catchnoun

a hidden drawback;

it sounds good but what's the catch?

Catchnoun

the quantity that was caught;

the catch was only 10 fish

Catchnoun

a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

Catchnoun

anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching);

he shared his catch with the others

Catchnoun

a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

Catchnoun

a restraint that checks the motion of something;

he used a book as a stop to hold the door open

Catchnoun

a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

Catchnoun

a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth;

he played catch with his son in the backyard

Catchnoun

the act of catching an object with the hands;

Mays made the catch with his back to the platehe made a grab for the ball before it landedMartin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced awaythe infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

Catchnoun

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal);

the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

Catchverb

discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state;

She caught her son eating candyShe was caught shoplifting

Catchverb

perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily;

I caught the aroma of coffeeHe caught the allusion in her glanceears open to catch every soundThe dog picked up the scentCatch a glimpse

Catchverb

reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot;

the rock caught her in the back of the headThe blow got him in the backThe punch caught him in the stomach

Catchverb

take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of;

Catch the ball!Grab the elevator door!

Catchverb

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;

We finally got the suspectDid you catch the thief?

Catchverb

to hook or entangle;

One foot caught in the stirrup

Catchverb

attract and fix;

His look caught herShe caught his eyeCatch the attention of the waiter

Catchverb

capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping;

I caught a rabbit in the trap toady

Catchverb

reach in time;

I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock

Catchverb

get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly;

Catch some sleepcatch one's breath

Catchverb

catch up with and possibly overtake;

The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp

Catchverb

be struck or affected by;

catch firecatch the mood

Catchverb

check oneself during an action;

She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind

Catchverb

hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers;

We overheard the conversation at the next table

Catchverb

see or watch;

view a show on televisionThis program will be seen all over the worldview an exhibitionCatch a show on Broadwaysee a movie

Catchverb

cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled;

I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles

Catchverb

detect a blunder or misstep;

The reporter tripped up the senator

Catchverb

grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of;

did you catch that allusion?We caught something of his theory in the lecturedon't catch your meaningdid you get it?She didn't get the jokeI just don't get him

Catchverb

contract;

did you catch a cold?

Catchverb

start burning;

The fire caught

Catchverb

perceive by hearing;

I didn't catch your nameShe didn't get his name when they met the first time

Catchverb

suffer from the receipt of;

She will catch hell for this behavior!

Catchverb

attract; cause to be enamored;

She captured all the men's hearts

Catchverb

apprehend and reproduce accurately;

She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawingsShe got the mood just right in her photographs

Catchverb

take in and retain;

We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater

Catchverb

spread or be communicated;

The fashion did not catch

Catchverb

be the catcher;

Who is catching?

Catchverb

become aware of;

he caught her staring out the window

Catchverb

delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned;

I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting