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(n) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

(n) the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single

(n) a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard"

(n) a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

(n) a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

(n) a hidden drawback; "it sounds good but what's the catch?"

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

(n) anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others"

(n) a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

(n) the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"

(v) contract; "did you catch a cold?"

(v) delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"

(v) be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"

(v) grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him"

(v) detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"

(v) discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting"

(v) become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window"

(v) be the catcher; "Who is catching?"

(v) catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

(v) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"

(v) to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"

(v) cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"

(v) spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch"

(v) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach"

(v) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"

(v) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"

(v) take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

(v) attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"

(v) apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"

(v) attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

(v) reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

(v) suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"

(v) perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse"

(v) see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"

(v) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

(v) perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"

(v) get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"

(v) check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

(v) start burning; "The fire caught"

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(n) a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

(n) a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

(n) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

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(n) someone whose task is to see that work goes harmoniously

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(n) a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"

(n) the act of clipping or snipping

(n) a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun

(n) any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together

(n) an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress

(n) an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"

(v) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"

(v) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

(v) attach with a clip; "clip the papers together"

(v) sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"

(v) run at a moderately swift pace

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(v) be willing to concede; "I grant you this much"

(v) admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money"

(v) acknowledge defeat; "The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"

(v) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

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(n) a native or inhabitant of Cuba

(a) of or relating to or characteristic of Cuba or the people of Cuba; "Cuban rum"

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(n) steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

(v) cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"

(v) make steady; "steady yourself"

(v) become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

(v) make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

(s) marked by freedom from agitation or excitement; "the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed"

(a) (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"

(s) not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"

(s) characterized by absence of emotional agitation; "calm acceptance of the inevitable"; "remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"

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(n) act of working jointly; "they worked either in collaboration or independently"

(n) act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country

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(a) made or joined or united into one

(s) involving the joint activity of two or more; "the attack was met by the combined strength of two divisions"; "concerted action"; "the conjunct influence of fire and strong dring"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a

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(v) become pregnant; undergo conception; "She cannot conceive"; "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

(v) judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

(v) have the idea for; "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"

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(n) a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence

(n) a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

(v) draw cartoons of

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(n) a room in which a law court sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"

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(n) the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"

(n) the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class; "he wore his national costume"

(n) unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place; "in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"

(n) the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)

(v) dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

(v) furnish with costumes; as for a film or play

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(n) a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice

(n) an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals are kept

(n) the net that is the goal in ice hockey

(n) United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)

(n) something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

(v) confine in a cage; "The animal was caged"

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(v) declare or judge unfit; "The building was condemned by the inspector"

(v) express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"

(v) pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

(v) demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"

(v) compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"

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(n) floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

(v) cover with a carpet; "carpet the floors of the house"

(v) cover completely, as if with a carpet; "flowers carpeted the meadows"

(v) form a carpet-like cover (over)

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(n) used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; "she already had several performances to her credit";

(n) recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours

(n) an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work

(n) approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"; "the credits were given at the end of the film"

(n) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical

(n) arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services

(n) money available for a client to borrow

(n) an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items

(v) have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of

(v) give someone credit for something; "We credited her for saving our jobs"

(v) give credit for; "She was not properly credited in the program"

(v) accounting: enter as credit; "We credit your account with $100"

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(n) a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal

(n) wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"

(v) transport something in a cart

(v) draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"

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(n) the quality of being believable or trustworthy

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(a) located on or near or bordering on a coast; "coastal marshes"; "coastal waters"; "the Atlantic coastal plain"

(a) of or relating to a coast; "coastal erosion"

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