catch from

catch (something) from (someone)

To contract a contagious illness. "Something" can be used between "catch" and "from" when referring to a non-specific illness. All of my students are sick right now, so I won't be surprised if I catch something from them. With the way you've been sneezing all day, I really hope I don't catch a cold from you!
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catch something from someone

to get a disease from someone. I hope my children catch the chicken pox in kindergarten. Better to have it while you are young. I don't want to catch a cold from you.
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Lee Ashcroft topped off a six fish catch from the bottom pond with a 5lb 14oz rainbow and fish weighing 4lb 2oz and 3lb 14oz were banked by Hugh Davies.
Teammate Casey Webb had the other touchdown catch from 12 yards.
Using data from the FAO and other sources, the researchers estimated the catch from 176,000 ocean cells and calculated each factor's influence on catch.
Smith put an exclamation point on the night with a 96-yard touchdown catch from Bauer in the third quarter, the longest touchdown reception in Canyons history.
Lancaster 23, Quartz Hill 21: Joseph Guillory's 7-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Mattos on the final play of the game gave host Lancaster (2-4, 1-0) a come-from-behind victory over Quartz Hill (1-5, 0-1).
The commercial squid catch from California is expected to match the record 60,000 tons hauled in each of the previous two seasons, with much coming out of waters stretching from Santa Catalina Island to Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands.