Definition of Catch it

1. Verb. Receive punishment; be scolded or reprimanded. "I really caught it the other day!"

Definition of Catch it

1. Verb. (idiomatic) be severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catch It

catch a glimpse
catch a tan
catch a wink
catch air
catch and release
catch as catch can
catch big air
catch breath
catch cold
catch crop
catch dust
catch fence
catch fire
catch flies
catch hell
catch it (current term)
catch muscle
catch napping
catch on
catch one's breath
catch one's drift
catch out
catch phrase
catch phrases
catch sight of
catch some Z's
catch some z's
catch some zs
catch someone's eye
catch someone napping

Literary usage of Catch it

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"catch it, verb (colloquial).—To get a scolding or castigation ; to get into trouble ; to ' come in ... We all thought Tom was about to catch it. 1848. MRS. ..."

2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"over the band of a man who endeavoured to catch it : there immediately rose little pustules over all those parts which the animal had touched ; these were ..."

3. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke (1901)
"Exactly like single ones, only that you have to make each stone clink against the other in your hand as you catch it. XI. Creeps.—Take all in hand, ..."

4. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain), New Shakspere Society (London, England), William Shakespeare (1901)
"... have to make each stone clink against the other in your hand as you catch it. ... catch again in palm; throw it up again, and pick up another, catch it ..."

5. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"To hold a ball is not to catch it; the motion of it is neither expressed cor implied. To catch hold, is a familiar expression, and implies that the thing ..."

6. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"... to catch it near the ground, and the last line to throw it hack after a difficult catch when the return had not been expected (not = i,v ..."

7. Oliver Optic's Magazine by Oliver Optic (1875)
"which means to throw up the jack, catch it on the back of the hand, throw it up and catch it forward ; this must be done in one successive movement. ..."

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