becatch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ catch.

Verb[edit]

becatch (third-person singular simple present becatches, present participle becatching, simple past and past participle becaught)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To lay hold of; seize upon.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To take by craft or trickery; beguile; cheat; belirt; deceive.