Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An agreement concluded hastily, so that one party is taken at a disadvantage.

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Examples

  • She made out her catch-match, and she was miserable.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • 'That Mrs Stanhope must be a good clever dame, faith,' said a third gentleman: 'there's no less than six of her nieces whom she has got off within these four winters – not one of 'em now that has not made a catch-match.

    Belinda

  • "That Mrs. Stanhope must be a good clever dame, faith," said a third gentleman: "there's no less than six of her nieces whom she has got off within these four winters -- not one of 'em now that has not made a catch-match.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 03

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