catch (one) with (someone or something)

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catch (one) 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.
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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 2.5lb.
Lots of doubles have been caught with J Barnes from Widdrington returning 15 trout including doubles of 12lb and 15lb; all on a White Buzzer.
A further five fish of between 8lb and 10lb have been caught with many smaller ones.
Accounting for pelagic fish in their catch (45.8% of reported catches in 1977 were caught with pelagic gear), this calculation would imply a nonpelagic catch of 1,804,244 kg for 1977 (3,328,864 kg x [1-0.458]).
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.
GOOD TO EAT: The wolf fish caught with squid bait BOAT CATCH: John Trimble with his wolf fish
Rainbows to 13lb 8oz have been caught with small dries taking fish in the mild weather.
AT WITTON CASTLE rainbows to 17lb have been caught with dries including Daddys and Diawl Bach taking fish.
Rainbows to 16lb 12oz have been caught with the top patterns including Zonker Cat's Whisker, Hare's Ear and bushy dries.
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