Collocations with the verb "to catch"

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to become ill of a serious cold
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catch one's death of cold
Put on a sweater or you'll catch your death of cold.
to be involved in an argument between two parties
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be caught in the middle
Jack was caught in the middle, his wife and his mother had a disagreement.
to apprehend someone while he's doing something illegal
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catch somebody red-handed
The police caught the thief red-handed.
to cause someone to become interested
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catch one's attention / catch one's eye
The girl in the red dress caught my attention right away.
to stop an animal or a person that is a victim
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catch the prey
The eagle caught its prey in seconds.
to apprehend a person that steals
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catch a thief
The family caught a thief when they returned from their trip.
to become ill of a cold
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catch a cold
I caught a cold swimming in December.
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