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gotcha

1. slang An exclamation used when one has located or caught someone or something. A colloquial variation of "(I) got ya," which itself is a variation of "(I) got you." Ha, gotcha! All right, let's go release this little mouse back into the wild. A: "Gotcha!" B: "Aw man. How did you find my hiding place?"
2. slang I understand your message, explanation, or instructions. Oh, so I should turn the blue dial first—gotcha. A: "That's why I had to leave so early." B: "Gotcha."

gotcha

(ˈgɑtʃə)
1. tv. I got you!; I’ve caught you! (Usually Gotcha!) Ha, ha! Gotcha! Come here, you little dickens.
2. n. an arrest. (Underworld.) It was a fair gotcha. Sam was nabbed, and he went along quietly.
3. tv. I understand you. Seven pounds, four ounces? Gotcha! I’ll tell everybody.
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With her celebrity in the US because of the Princeton Hillel boycott, comes a new price to pay a dealing with the hatchets swung by the "Gotcha!" crowd.
"What it's turned into is a 'Gotcha!' " Carson said.
"Gotcha!: The Subordination of Free Will" is available in both print and ebook formats.
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But last week, Sandy found out the truth when a giant Gotcha! sign was put up on his lawn, featuring a picture of a mole in police hat.
Called Gotcha! SA, the game will see listeners across Johannesburg (94.7 FM) and Cape Town (94.5 FM) chase down a virtual wallet, called Smart Money, in an attempt to win their share of R700 000 split between the two cities.
Mackenzie, best known for his 'Gotcha!' and 'Freddie Star Ate My Hamster' Guest: Mackenzie headlines will be quizzed by Sky News presenter Anna Botting at the event on May 14.
Gotcha! Mystery Hunters: 18 Amazing Ways to Freak Out Your Friends presents the reader with a variety of ways to scare, shock and, most importantly, entertain themselves and friends alike.
I pinched her butt and said, "Gotcha!" I opened my eyes and realized I had just grabbed an ugly man's rear end.
About 300 new nonfiction book talks are presented in the same tone as the two previous Gotcha! books.
So it's the virtual world where I get to flex my paint-shooting skills and Gotcha! is a good place to start.
GOTCHA! Sidney Stringer College's head teacher Dave Worrall is covered in spaghetti hoops to raise funds for charity.
Ranglin's roots are in reggae, and Gotcha! has much more of a reggae feel to it than did Old Solutions, which featured more of a an African/World Music sound.
Knight, 66, has signed a lucrative deal to help former Detective Superintendent Peter Wilton write Gotcha! - the story about the pounds 6million Security Express robbery which led to him going on the run in Spain.
Merely walk into a room, or try to swat one, and chances are the roach will race into a corner before you can say "Gotcha!" Until recently, experts didn't know what made the insect so crafty, but now scientists at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, N.J., think they have an answer: Roaches boast antenna-like sensors that detect tiny wind currents generated by potential predators.