simple past tense and past participle of catch.

Related formsun·caught, adjectivewell-caught, adjective
Can be confusedcaught court cot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the past tense and past participle of catch
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Word Origin and History for uncaught


past tense and past participle of catch (v.), attested from 14c., predominant after c.1800, replacing earlier catched. A rare instance of English strong verb with a French origin. This might have been by influence of Middle English lacchen (see latch (v.)), which also then meant "to catch" and was a synonym of catch (as their noun forms remain), and which then had past tense forms lahte, lauhte, laught. The influence happened before latch switched to its modern weak conjugation.

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Idioms and Phrases with uncaught


In addition to the idioms beginning with caught

  • caught dead, wouldn't be
  • caught flat-footed
  • caught in the middle
  • caught short
  • caught with one's pants down, be

, also see under

  • catch
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