Caught Definition

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verb
Webster's New World
The definition of caught means taken hold of and prevented from leaving, or spotted in the act of doing something wrong.
When you are spotted while in the process of shoplifting, this is an example of a situation where you are caught.
When you are trapped in an elevator that is broken, this is an example of a situation where you are caught in the elevator.
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Caught is the past tense of catch and means that someone was trapped or something that was thrown was grabbed.
When someone threw you a ball and you grabbed it, this is an example of a situation where you caught a ball.
When you got a fish on your rod, this is an example of a situation where you caught a fish.
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Simple past tense and past participle of catch.

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adverb

(cricket) Of the method of being out in which the striker hits the ball and a fielder catches it.

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