an act of catching a ball that has been thrown or hit:
Hey! Nice catch!
2 [countable usually singular] informal
a hidden problem or difficulty:
This deal looks too good to be true - there must be a catch somewhere.
the catch is (that)
The catch is that you can't enter the competition unless you've spent $100 in the store.
a hook or something similar for fastening a door or lid and keeping it shut
a quantity of fish that has been caught at one time
a simple game in which two or more people throw a ball to each other:
Let's go outside and play catch.
a short pause that you make when you are speaking because, you feel upset or are beginning to cry:
There was a catch in Anne's voice and she seemed close to tears.
someone who is a good person to have a relationship with or to marry because they are rich, attractive etc - often used humorously