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Synonyms for catch on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it(verb)

    understand, usually after some initial difficulty

    "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"

    whirl around, topple, tip, break down, get onto, fasten on, latch on, collapse, cotton on, whirl, seize on, crumble, hook on, catch on, tumble, twig, take up, get it, get wise, crumple

  2. catch on(verb)

    become popular

    "This fashion caught on in Paris"

    twig, tumble, get onto, get it, catch on, cotton on, get wise, latch on


  1. catch on(verb)

    go the way of the dinosaurs

  2. catch on(verb)

    to begin to understand; to realize or detect

    go the way of the dinosaurs

  3. catch on(verb)

    to become popular; to become commonplace; to become the standard

    go the way of the dinosaurs


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