catch sight of (someone or something)

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catch sight of (someone or something)

To see someone or something very briefly or suddenly. Wendy only caught sight of the burglar for a second, so she couldn't describe his appearance to the police. I didn't know what the bunny was running from, until I caught sight of the dog that was chasing it.
See also: catch, of, sight

catch sight of someone or something

 and catch a glimpse of someone or something
to see someone or something briefly; to get a quick look at someone or something. I caught sight of the plane just before it flew out of sight. Ann caught a glimpse of the robber as he ran out of the bank.
See also: catch, of, sight

catch sight of

See suddenly or unexpectedly, as in When I first caught sight of the Alps, I was overwhelmed. [First half of 1800s]
See also: catch, of, sight
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KEEP an eye on the skies above South Wales tomorrow and you may catch sight of one of the last flights of a Cold War bomber.
If you are lucky you might even catch sight of one of the local otters playing in the water while you enjoy breakfast.
Deer will also begin feeding later in the evening and then bed earlier in the morning--making it more difficult for you to catch sight of one during legal hours.
A concept that becomes even more depressing if you catch sight of one of the daytime commercials which assumes you are such a fat, drunk slob that you may have lost the will to live and might, therefore, like to fork out for your own funeral ("Pay now, die later").
The latest Porsche 911 Carrera 4 all-wheel-drive models truly are magnificent and not only do they turns heads, but can make the heart flutter every time you catch sight of one.
QUEUES: Crowds of fans gathered at Liverpool One RACE: Fans run up the street at Liverpool One to catch sight of One Direction Pictures: PAUL HEAPS FOUND: One Direction sign copies of their new book BIGGEST FAN: Below, one girl holds a sign up for the boys
Now that I've seen a kingfisher in the States, I'm desperate to catch sight of one here in the UK.
YOUNGSTERS who get the chance to see Santa in Lapland might also be lucky enough to catch sight of one of nature's most spectacular light shows.
The car won't be launched until next winter, no test drives have taken place and even Volvo dealers have yet to catch sight of one.
I have friends who almost need sedated if they catch sight of one of the band members but when you come from Derry like me you get used to seeing John O'Neill 'up the town.
The latest Porsche 911 Carrera 4 allwheel-drive models truly are magnifi-cent and not only do they turns heads, but can make the heart flutter every time you catch sight of one.
Although crippled from miles of walking, I hobbled further into the Vatican Museum to catch sight of one of Michelangelo's most celebrated creations.
It was a blow to reach the peak of one particularly nasty ridge and see a sign marked ' Inverness 6' only to travel another half mile and catch sight of one showing 'Inverness 7'.