catch out

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

catch out (third-person singular simple present catches out, present participle catching out, simple past and past participle caught out)

  1. (transitive) To discover or expose as fake, insincere, or inaccurate.
    • 1939 October 23, "Religion: Discordant Concordat," Time:
      Bishop Manning has his enemies, but those enemies have hardly ever caught him out on a point of theology or canon law.
  2. (transitive, cricket) To put a batsman out by catching the batted ball before it touches the ground.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The object of this verb is usually placed between catch and out.

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