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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With the feel of the breeze in the small open glade And the dank smell of bracken in the sun-dappled shade A small rabbit caught sight of me trudging on by And was suddenly cone in the wink of an eye.
There's been a lot of weeping and wailing by people of my generation and older about the demise of NME, even though we hadn't caught sight of it in decades and wouldn't know any of the musicians in it anyway.
He said that he was at the pier head at Fort Augustus and he was taking a picture of a swan at the time, when out of the corner of his right eye he caught sight of a black area of water about 15 feet long, which developed into a kind of bow wave.
I caught sight of another tabby ducking under a bush by the ring of worn down marble seats.
I caught sight of a large, wobbling boob and presumed I was still watching Keith Chegwin.
ABOUT 18 months ago I first caught sight of Brum's new library building in Centenary Square.
Fans cheered as they caught sight of some of the film's other stars, which include Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton.
The ship had been waiting in port for months in search of the Great White Fundamental Particle, which would fulfil a prediction made by Captain Higgs long ago when he first caught sight of it, or at least thought he had caught sight of it.
When the driver of the car caught sight of police he immediately threw the plastic bag out of the window.
Six or eight months ago, my wife and I went for the day to Holy Island and on our way home caught sight of the offending sign and called in.
In fact, while carrying out a breeding bird survey on the reserve, some volunteers caught sight of a male carrying a fish.
Dilwyn Lloyd sent in a picture of a cormorant while Ian from Dolwyddelan caught sight of these goats at Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia.
I caught sight of myself in the mirror with my belly hanging out and I went, 'Oh, you know, I get by'.
The men eventually caught sight of a rescuer's torch and shouted, leading searchers to where they lay.
ONE OF the UK's leading engineers caught sight of Teesside's own Nessie this week.