catch (v.) Old form(s): catcht
seize, get hold of, capture
3H6 III.ii.179[Richard alone] I ... / Torment myself to catch the English crown
KJ I.i.173[Bastard to Queen Eleanor] have is have, however men do catch
MA V.ii.12[Benedick to Margaret] Thy wit is as quick as the greyhound's mouth; it catches
Mac I.v.16[Lady Macbeth alone, of Macbeth] Yet do I fear thy nature: / It is too full o'the milk of human-kindness / To catch the nearest way
Mac I.vii.3[Macbeth alone, of the King] If the assassination / Could trammel up the consequence, and catch / With his surcease success
MND III.ii.30[Puck to Oberon] From yielders all things catch
RJ IV.v.48[Lady Capulet to herself, of Juliet's life] cruel death hath catched it from my sight
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