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catching

[ kach-ing ]
/ ˈkætʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective
tending to be transmitted from one person to another; contagious or infectious: a disease that is catching;His enthusiasm is catching.
attractive; fascinating; captivating; alluring: a catching personality.
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Origin of catching

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at catch, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM catching

catch·ing·ly, adverbcatch·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for catching

catching
/ (ˈkætʃɪŋ) /

adjective
infectious
attractive; captivating
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