catch out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v catch out trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act "He was caught out","She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Catch out to put a batsman out at cricket by catching the ball he has batted
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From O. Fr. cachier—Late L. captiāre for captāre, inten. of capĕre, to take. See Chase.

Usage

In literature:

He was a dandy in the care of his Soul, and tricked himself out to catch the eye of High Heaven.
"The Velvet Glove" by Henry Seton Merriman
He knew that he could tire her out and catch her in time.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
I've rung ye into yer ma'tin', and out of yer m'atin', too, twenty times too often to be catched in that same trap twice.
"Wyandotte" by James Fenimore Cooper
This means that the animal is hungry, and has put its twelve legs out of doors to catch a dinner!
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
The woman in black was leaning from the window, holding out her arms as though to catch Joe should he fall.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
Hilda went softly out on to the landing and listened, but she could catch nothing more than a faint, irregular murmur.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
He stumbled a few steps out into the snow, the numbness in his limbs forcing him to catch at trees and saplings to save himself from falling.
"The Danger Trail" by James Oliver Curwood
One day he sent me out with a Moor to catch fish for him.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
I 'ave to go out afore breakfast and stay out till late at night, and even then like as not she catches me on the doorstep.
"At Sunwich Port, Part 5." by W.W. Jacobs
I 'ave to go out afore breakfast and stay out till late at night, and even then like as not she catches me on the doorstep.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
Together they would go out in their canoe and catch fish.
"Algonquin Indian Tales" by Egerton R. Young
There runs a mouse; whoever catches her may make a great, great cap out of her fur.
"Grimm's Fairy Stories" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Buddy Pigg was out in the field, waiting for a nice ball to come along so he could catch it, and now was his chance.
"Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg" by Howard R. Garis
Boys may often be seen out at night, with long poles and nets attached to them, catching sparrows in the trees.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
About the first of June, 1916, a goodly portion of the German fleet sailed out, hoping to catch the British unawares.
"The World War and What was Behind It" by Louis P. Benezet
We went frequently out with this boat a-fishing, and as I was most dexterous to catch fish for him, he never went without me.
"The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, Vol. 1" by Daniel Defoe
The Pateroles would catch Negroes out and return them if they did not have a pass.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
It never occurred to him to jump out of the down-going vehicle and catch the up-going one.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
And if I catch him I'll make him work out what he owes me.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
I won't catch cold, but maybe if I thtay out here long enough I'll catch a fithh.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
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In poetry:

Swift hoofs clang out behind that Falcon's flights--
Hoofs shod with Golden Horse Shoes catch the eye!
And as they ring, we see the Forest-Knights--
The Cavaliers ride by!
"Arms And The Man - The Southern Colonies" by James Barron Hope
For me, I do not walk these hills alone:
Heroes who poured their blood out for the Truth,
Women whose hearts bled, martyrs all unknown,
Here catch the sunrise of immortal youth
"A Loyal Woman's No" by Lucy Larcom
In and out of the road, with a clear lead still show'd
The violet fluted with amber;
Says Johnson, "Old man, catch him now if you can,
'Tis the second time round you'll remember."
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Nolan halted where the squadrons,
Stood impatient of delay,
Out he drew his brief dispatches,
Which their leader quickly snatches,
At a glance their meaning catches;
They are ordered to the fray!
"The Charge At Balaklava" by James Barron Hope
What though he's lovely fruit to shew,
Which he hangs out to tempt the view,
And in the road a trap shall lay
To catch th' unwary in his way;
Perhaps his superficial gin
By chance may let the owner in.
"The Milkman" by William Hutton
But, for fear of catching the fever, her customers kept away,
And once more there wasn't enough money the rent to pay;
And in her difficulties Mrs Honest could form no plan to get out,
But God would help her, she had no doubt.
"Jack Honest, or the Widow and Her Son" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Did you travel out of town for Thanksgiving and need to catch up on what happened around Strongsville last week.
While checking out unauthorized fan videos of the Rolling Stones' first "50 and Counting" 50th anniversary show Sunday in London, I thought I'd catch you up on some concert and other event news.
Lawmakers had cast their last vote of the week and rushed out the swinging doors to catch flights home.
Safeway is promoting eye-catching wines that take the guesswork out of food pairings and special occasions .
It seems the guy was working at a plant down river, got a ride to Wheeling very early this morning to catch a bus back to his home out of state.
Tonight is date night and whether it's to meet the parents, be taken on a "surprise" night out or just to catch a movie, the same pre-date night jitters and anxiety-driven thought always presents itself: What am I going to wear.
Nicole Richie stepped out in Paris on March 6 in a eye-catching red limited edition Simone by Katie Nehra leather jacket, Bros ripped jeans, House of Harlow round black sunglasses, black pumps and a Celine bag.
He did make an alert play on his 21-yard reception, scrambling out of the backfield and catching a flip pass from Clemens.
They first surface in the outdoors rumor mill, then catch fire on the Internet, and eventually we sort out the facts.
Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for the Giants, striking out a career-high 14 and getting help from two spectacular catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0 on Wednesday night.
There were times Jordan Farmar threw errant passes, then chewed out teammates for not having elastic arms to catch the basketball.
"If it comes out that it is poison , I personally think it is, I pray to God that we catch the person or persons that are doing this because they need to be brought to justice," said Oliver.
Imagine you and your family spending time with Santa Claus at the North Pole – hanging out in the North Pole Reindeer room with fun activities, and stopping by Santa's very own cineplex to catch some great Christmas movies.
Catching and returning the home-run ball that Derek Jeter smashed for his 3,000th hit turned out to be a profitible decision, and it seems that serving up said home run was pretty lucrative, as well.
I was catching up on reading recent columns after being out of town for a while and noticed, at the end of an article about a proposed smoking ban, that there was interest in having additional public input about the issue.
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In science:

What happens after the “late internal shocks”? Surely, the refreshed relativistic outflow will catch up with the initial outflow when the latter has swept a large amount of material and got decelerated.
Late internal shock model for bright X-ray flares in Gamma-ray Burst afterglows and GRB 011121
These numerous efforts promise a rich catch of planetary systems that will flush out the full parameter space of planet formation.
Hot Jupiters: Lands of Plenty
The CATCH acts as a fan-out and transmits the reference clock and synchronisation signals to the front-ends.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
The number of detector channels read out by one CATCH module varies between 128 and 6912.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
After r-process freeze-out, the neutrino flux is assumed to decay exponentially on a characteristic timescale ˆτ . A few hours after freeze-out, the r-process material catches up with the previously ejected supernova material, implanting r-process nuclei into the earlier formed diamonds.
Neutrino fluence after r-process freeze-out and abundances of Te isotopes in presolar diamonds
The second catch is integrating out the zero modes.
TASI Lectures on Matrix Theory
In order to figure out the sign, we thus need to move our elements in increasing order, one by one, and catch the sign changes as we do.
Enumerating the Saneblidze-Umble diagonal terms
Some characteristic numbers can be read off from the time series without problems: the total burning time tburn (timesteps from the first tree catching fire to the last one becoming burnt-out) and the maximum number of burning trees Nburn,max.
Phase Transition in a Stochastic Forest Fire Model and Effects of the Definition of Neighbourhood
We need to point out that since the choice of τ opt is independent of C and h, formula (49) is quite coarse for small values of h and not able to catch the fast decay of Qm i=1 hi+1,i .
Using the RD rational Arnoldi method for exponential integrators
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