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An example use of catch in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… clients now here's the catch you have to …”
Catch means to take hold of something and hold it firmly.
the word catch occurs in english on average 75.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that catch can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;