from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit and past participle of catch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of catch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb cricket Of the method of being out in which the striker hits the ball and a fielder catches it.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of catch.


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  • Cricket jargon - one of the ways in which a batsman can be given out. It occurs when a ball is hit by the batsman and then, before bouncing, is fairly caught by a member of the opposing team within the field of play.

    December 3, 2007

  • This word, as contrasted with cot, is somewhat famous among linguists. See here for the story.

    April 11, 2008

  • Also see here for a map of the cot/caught merger in the US.

    April 11, 2008

  • Suddenly I caught Jake's scent. My legs nearly buckled. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 28, 2012