catch-v; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: seize, stop the movement or action of something, impact

Examples:
Catch the ball!
He quickly caught the elevator door and pushed it open.
We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater.
Who is catching for the Angels today?
One foot caught in the stirrup.
I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting.
The rock caught her in the back of the head.
The punch caught him in the stomach.

Mappings:
VerbNet: get-13.5.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: catch.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4, 6, 16, 25, 27, 29

Sense Number 2: capture or ensnare, discover in the act, attract attention

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CATCH NP2

Examples:
She caught her son eating candy.
He was caught shoplifting.
The reporter caught the senator in his lie.
He caught her staring out the window.
Cheating students were caught out by cellphone monitors.
I caught a rabbit in a trap today.
Did you finally catch the thief?
She caught his heart.
She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings.
His look caught her.
She caught his eye.
She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was
really on her mind.
The billboard caught my attention.

Mappings:
VerbNet: get-13.5.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: catch.01,catch.02,catch.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 23, 24, 28
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
catch_out 1

Sense Number 3: perceive, understand, notice

Examples:
I caught the aroma of coffee.
He caught the allusion of her glance.
He caught a glimpse of her by the last rays of twilight.
We caught the conversation at the next table.
We caught something of his theory in the lecture.
A mammogram may not catch a small tumor.
I don't catch your meaning.
I didn't catch your name.
She didn't get the joke at first, but then she caught on.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: catch.06
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 14, 18, 21
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
catch_on 1
catch_a_glimpse 1

Sense Number 4: connect with; reach a target or goal

Examples:
I have to catch a train at 7:00.
The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp.
I caught up on my homework.
I'm trying to catch up with the latest developments.
We spent hours catching up on the phone.
I'll catch you later!

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: catch.04
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9, 11
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
catch_up_with 1, 2
catch_up 1, 2

Sense Number 5: be affected by, suffer (as a result)

Examples:
Even little Edris caught the mood and began to giggle.
The tablecloth caught fire.
Did you catch a cold?
She will catch hell for this behavior!
I really caught it the next day, for stealing my mom's things.
I was caught up in the excitement.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: catch.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12, 19, 22
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
catch_cold 1
catch_fire 1
catch_it 1

Sense Number 6: attend an entertainment or event

Examples:
Let's catch a movie.
There's still time to catch the best show on television.
After work, they caught a baseball game.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 15

Sense Number 7: start and spread

Examples:
The fire caught.
The fashion did not catch.
The building green trend is catching in the corporate world.
This diet plan never really caught on.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: catch.05
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 20, 26
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
catch_on 2

Sense Number 8: get (quickly), participate in an activity

Commentary:
NOTE: usually abstract

Examples:
Let's catch a bite to eat.
I need to catch a few zzzzs.
Give him a moment to catch his breath.
I haven't caught a wink in the past few nights.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: catch.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
catch_some_z's 1
catch_a_wink 1
catch_one's_breath 1