catch (someone) with (someone or something)

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catch (someone) with (someone or something)

1. To find, and perhaps apprehend, one in possession of something suspicious. If they catch us with the other team's mascot, they'll think we stole it! The jewel thief was caught with the necklace hidden inside his shoe.
2. To apprehend one by using a particular device or method. The police seem confident that they'll be able to catch the escaped convicts with helicopters and dogs.
3. To find one with someone else, usually in the midst of an illicit activity. Police caught the suspect with known mobsters. Don't let me catch you with Dean again. I told you he's trouble.
See also: catch

catch someone with something

 
1. to discover or apprehend someone with something—usually something stolen or illicit. They caught Elizabeth with the earrings she shoplifted. Don't let them catch you with the money!
2. to apprehend someone with the aid of something. The state trooper caught the speeder with radar. The cops caught Lefty with the help of an informer.
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Craig Bowles, from Bridgend, used a shuttlecock buzzer to good effect when his day on the water resulted in seven fish caught with the best two each weighing close to 2.
A further five fish of between 8lb and 10lb have been caught with many smaller ones.
A fast ball at or slightly below the knees or a breaking ball at or slightly above the knees should be caught with the fingers up.
com/synpower and attach a digital photo of their big catch caught with a Rapala Fishing Lure.
AT WITTON CASTLE rainbows to 17lb have been caught with dries including Daddys and Diawl Bach taking fish.
Add to the mix the ease of gaining experience, that no fishing license is required, that the initial cost can be a little as $50 for tackle and bait and that a great variety of species can be caught with little effort and you have a activity that many can't resist.
Rainbows to 16lb 12oz have been caught with the top patterns including Zonker Cat's Whisker, Hare's Ear and bushy dries.