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Catch

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To lie upon the catch. To lie in wait “Quid me captas?

“They sent certain of the Pharisees … . to catch Him in His words.”—Mark xii. Here the Greek word is αγρενω, to take by hunting. They were to lie upon the catch till they found occasion against Him.

Youʹll catch it. Youʹll get severely punished. Here “it” stands for the indefinite punishment, such as a whipping, a scolding, or other unpleasant consequence.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cats
Catacomb
Cataian
Catalogue Raisonné (French)
Catamaran
Cataphrygians
Catarrh
Catastrophe
Catch
Catch a Crab (To)
Catch a Tartar
Catch as Catch can
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Catch the Speaker’s Eye (To)
Catch Out (To)
Catch your Hare (First)
Catch-Club
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