catch out

  1. (tr, adverb) informal, mainly British to trap (a person), esp in an error or doing something reprehensible

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How to use catch out in a sentence

  • "All right," he said, fighting hard to keep the catch out of his voice.

  • I catch out on an average about eighteen to twenty every fall, so as to catch them before they increase early in the spring.

  • As the detective, with a smart blow back of its head, put his catch out of misery, Bartlett spoke.

    The Golf Course Mystery | Chester K. Steele
  • Then everybody goes in with their hands and throws the catch out on the sand.

  • Then the fielder woke up, and threw to second, hoping to catch out Holly, who was somewhat undecided.

    Batting to Win | Lester Chadwick