Origin of caughtMiddle English cahte, cauhte
A freshly caught fish.
- 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.
- 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.
Past tense and past participle of catch
- simple past tense and past participle of catch
- You just happened to get caught on camera.
- She caught her breath.
- It triggers your house's fire system if it detects it has caught on fire.
- Carmen caught her breath.
- She raised her face to look at him and caught Sarah and Connie making a hasty exit from the room.