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Search phrase: catch


 74 result(s).
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Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.45You may be pleased to catch at mine intentYou may be pleas'd to catch at mine intent,
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.156Go back, I warrant thee; but I'll catch thine eyes,Go backe I warrant thee: but Ile catch thine eyes
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.215Will catch at us like strumpets, and scald rhymersWill catch at vs like Strumpets, and scald Rimers
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.345As she would catch another AntonyAs she would catch another Anthony
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.198I would I were invisible, to catch the strong fellowI would I were inuisible, to catch the strong fellow
As You Like ItAYL I.iii.15our very petticoats will catch them.our very petty-coates will catch them.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.37Let him walk from whence he came, lest he catch cold on's feet.Let him walke from whence he came, lest hee catch cold on's feet. 
CoriolanusCor III.i.80.1The very way to catch them.The very way to catch them.
CymbelineCym I.v.164Britain, lest the bargain should catch cold andBritaine, least the Bargaine should catch colde, and
HamletHam I.iii.115Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. I do know,I, Springes to catch Woodcocks. I doe know
HamletHam II.ii.603Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.Wherein Ile catch the Conscience of the King.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.224obscene, greasy tallow-catchobscene greasie Tallow Catch.
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.38night to catch my horse, if I did not think thou hadstNight, to catch my Horse, if I did not thinke that thou hadst
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.45help to make the diseases, Doll. We catch of you, Doll,helpe to make the Diseases (Dol) we catch of you (Dol)
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.46we catch of you. Grant that, my poor virtue, grant that.we catch of you: Grant that, my poore Vertue, grant that.
Henry VH5 I.ii.177And pretty traps to catch the petty thieves.And pretty traps to catch the petty theeues.
Henry VH5 V.ii.308summer; and so I shall catch the fly, your cousin, in theSummer; and so I shall catch the Flye, your Cousin, in the
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.371That makes him gasp, and stare, and catch the air,That makes him gaspe, and stare, and catch the aire,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.iii.16Like lime-twigs set to catch my winged soul.Like Lime-twigs set to catch my winged soule:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.23Fight closer, or, good faith, you'll catch a blow.Fight closer, or good faith you'le catch a Blow.
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.179Torment myself to catch the English crown;Torment my selfe, to catch the English Crowne:
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.109And am right glad to catch this good occasionAnd am right glad to catch this good occasion
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.119I'll say that like a glass they catch the sun,Ile say that like a glas they catch the sunne,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.291This do I, and catch nothing but myself.This do I, and catch nothing but my selfe,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iii.85Catch we the father after as we can.Catch we the father after how we can.
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iv.99And double gild my spurs, but I will catch him.And double guild my spurs, but I will catch him,
King JohnKJ I.i.173And have is have, however men do catch;And haue is haue, how euer men doe catch:
King JohnKJ II.i.136An 'a may catch your hide and you alone.And a may catch your hide and yon alone:
King JohnKJ II.i.139I'll smoke your skin-coat an I catch you right!Ile smoake your skin-coat and I catch you right,
King LearKL I.iv.101catch cold shortly. There, take my coxcomb! Why, thiscatch colde shortly, there take my Coxcombe; why this
King LearKL III.i.9Catch in their fury and make nothing of:
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.70For every object that the one doth catchFor euery obiect that the one doth catch,
MacbethMac I.v.16To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great,To catch the neerest way. Thou would'st be great,
MacbethMac I.vii.3Could trammel up the consequence, and catchCould trammell vp the Consequence, and catch
MacbethMac III.v.25I'll catch it ere it come to ground;Ile catch it ere it come to ground;
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.180O cunning enemy that, to catch a saint,Oh cunning enemy, that to catch a Saint,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.43If I can catch him once upon the hip,If I can catch him once vpon the hip,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vi.33Here, catch this casket; it is worth the pains.Heere, catch this casket, it is worth the paines,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.187Yours would I catch, fair Hermia, ere I go.Your words I catch, faire Hermia ere I go,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.188My ear should catch your voice, my eye your eye,My eare should catch your voice, my eye, your eye,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.189My tongue should catch your tongue's sweet melody.My tongue should catch your tongues sweet melodie,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.233Makes speed to catch the tiger – bootless speed,Makes speed to catch the Tyger. Bootlesse speede,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.30Some sleeves, some hats. From yielders all things catch.Some sleeues, some hats, from yeelders all things catch,
OthelloOth III.iii.90Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,Excellent wretch: Perdition catch my Soule
PericlesPer II.i.66Canst thou catch any fishes then?Canst thou catch any Fishes then?
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.188Ready to catch each other by the throat,Ready to catch each other by the throat,
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.44That our swift-winged souls may catch the King's,That our swift-winged Soules may catch the Kings,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.v.52To catch my death with jauncing up and down!To catch my death with iaunting vp and downe.
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.204Too light for such a swain as you to catch,Too light for such a swaine as you to catch,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.324No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch.No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch:
The TempestTem III.ii.118Let us be jocund! Will you troll the catchLet vs be iocond. Will you troule the Catch
The TempestTem III.ii.127This is the tune of our catch, played by theThis is the tune of our Catch, plaid by the
The TempestTem IV.i.187.1For stale to catch these thieves.For stale to catch these theeues.
The TempestTem V.i.316And sail so expeditious, that shall catchAnd saile, so expeditious, that shall catch
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.214May catch a wrench – would all were well – 'tis pity.May catch a wrench; would all were well; tis pitty,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.202Whom I would imitate. Consumption catch thee!Whom I would imitate. Consumption catch thee.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.354plague of company light upon thee! I will fear to catchplague of Company light vpon thee: / I will feare to catch
Timon of AthensTim V.i.136.1Could I but catch it for them.Could I but catch it for them.
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iii.8Happily you may catch her in the sea,haply you may find her in the Sea,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.100great catch if he knock out either of your brains: hegreat catch, if he knocke out either of your braines, he
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.183Since things in motion sooner catch the eyeSince things in motion begin to catch the eye,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.15.1You will catch cold, and curse me.You will catch cold, and curse me.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.iv.103I with great truth catch mere simplicity;I, with great truth, catch meere simplicitie;
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.249Think'st thou to catch my life so pleasantlyThink'st thou to catch my life so pleasantly,
Twelfth NightTN I.v.284Even so quickly may one catch the plague?Euen so quickly may one catch the plague?
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.17Welcome, ass! Now let's have a catch.Welcome asse, now let's haue a catch.
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.56rouse the night-owl in a catch that will draw three soulsrowze the night-Owle in a Catch, that will drawe three soules
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.59catch.Catch.
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.60By'r lady, sir, and some dogs will catch well.Byrlady sir, and some dogs will catch well.
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.61Most certain. Let our catch be ‘ ThouMost certaine: Let our Catch be, Thou
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.70Catch sung. Enter MariaCatch sung / Enter Maria.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.117To catch one at my heart. O, pardon me!To catch one at my heart. O pardon me,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.iii.77catch her attention, for this her mind beats upon; othercatch her attention, for / This her minde beates upon; other
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.i.87Have skipped thy flame, at seventy thou canst catch,Have skipt thy flame, at seaventy, thou canst catch


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.360 The dove sleeps fast that this night-owl will catch; The doue sleeps fast that this night-Owle will catch.
SonnetsSonn.113.8 Nor his own vision holds what it doth catch, Nor his owne vision houlds what it doth catch:
SonnetsSonn.143.1 Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch LOe as a carefull huswife runnes to catch,
SonnetsSonn.143.6 Cries to catch her whose busy care is bent Cries to catch her whose busie care is bent,
SonnetsSonn.143.11 But if thou catch thy hope, turn back to me, But if thou catch thy hope turne back to me:
Venus and AdonisVen.872 Some catch her by the neck, some kiss her face, Some catch her by the necke, some kisse her face,


 32 result(s).
barley-breaktype of country game in which a couple occupies a den [nicknamed ‘hell’] in the centre of a [barley] field, and tries to catch other couples, who may separate [break] when about to be caught
benetensnare, enmesh, catch in a net
breathecatch breath, pause, rest
bucklerexchange, grapple, couple; catch or ward off [blows]
catchreceive, take, incur
catchseize, get hold of, capture
catchgrasp, gather, infer
catchmusical round
catchcatch up with, overtake
catchsnatch at, pluck at, lay hold of
catchcatch the attention of, attract the notice of
catchstruggle for breath
descrycatch sight of, make out, espy, discover
encompassoutwit, catch out, get round
espycatch sight of, discern, see
knitentangle, tie up, catch up
latchcatch, nick
latchcatch, receive, take hold of
limetrap, snare, catch [as if by using birdlime]
overtakecatch up to, come up with
snatchcatch, hesitation, jerkiness
stalkmove stealthily in concealment [as by using a stalking-horse to catch game]
takecatch, receive, get
takecatch out, take by surprise
takestrike, hit, catch
tardycatch unawares, take by surprise
trammelentangle, catch up [as in a fishing net]
tripoverthrow, catch out, point out fault in
twenty, and[ballad catch phrase, used as an intensifer] and many more
wardcatch inside a lock; lock
watchkeep in view, catch in the act
wrapentangle, catch, involve


 27 result(s).
attention, catchcatch
breath, catchbreathe
catch blowsbuckler
catch in the actwatch
catch inside a lockward
catch outtake
catch outtrip
catch outencompass
catch sight ofdescry
catch sight ofespy
catch unawarestardy
catch unawaressurprise
catch upknit
catch uptrammel
catch up toovertake
catch up withcatch
sight, catchdescry
sight, catchespy
unawares, catchsurprise
unawares, catchtardy

Themes and Topics

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Abbreviations...p the quotation as short as possible catch (v ) 3...
...(v ) 3 catch up with overtake tem v i 316 [prospero ...
... you sail so expeditious that shall catch / your royal fleet far off after quota...

Words Families

 12 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CATCHBASICcatch n, catch v, catching adj, catching n
CATCHACTIONcony-catch v, cony-catching n
CATCHOBJECTtallow-catch n
CATCHPEOPLEgull-catcher n, ratcatcher n
CATCHNOTuncaught adj