Great Catch Meaning


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Related to catch up: catch up with someone, catch up with you
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catch up

1. Of friends or relatives, to update one another on life events that occurred since the last time seeing each other. It was so lovely catching up with you; it's been years since we were last together!You and I must really catch up with each other sometime soon.
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2. To make up the difference between oneself and someone or something, so as to be at an equal level, status, or point of progress. If we speed up, we might be able to catch up with the car ahead of us!The home team enjoyed a 21-point lead at half time, but their opponents have been steadily catching up.
3. To give someone the latest information on a particular topic or situation. Anna caught me up already, so I know what to expect in this morning's meeting.
4. To make an effort to become current with something after having fallen behind. I missed this week's episode, but I'll catch up over the weekend.You need to catch up on all the homework you missed while you had the flu.
5. To be fascinated, enthralled, or charmed by something. I'm sorry, I was too caught up in the emotion of the moment to hear what you were saying.
6. To lift or elevate something unexpectedly. A gust of wind caught up the letter and blew it right out of my hand.
7. To find (and, of police, to arrest) someone after a period of time trying to track that person down. The bank robber disappeared for almost a week, but the police caught up with him at the border of Mexico.
8. To be involved or mired in something. I refuse to get caught up in another one of your stupid schemes!
9. slang To stop using drugs. Yeah, she used to use drugs, but she's catching up now.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

catch up

(on someone or something) to learn the news of someone or something. I need a little time to catch up on the news.We all need to catch up on what Tony has been doing.I need some time to catch up.
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catch up

(on something) to bring one's efforts with something up-to-date; to do the work that one should have done. I need a quiet time so I can catch up on my work.He started school late and now has to catch up.

catch up

(to someone or something) and catch up (with someone or something) to move faster in order to reach someone or something who is moving in the same direction. The red car caught up with the blue one.Bill caught up with Ann, and they walked to the bank together.

catch up

(with someone or something) Go to catch up (to someone or something).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

catch up

1. Suddenly snatch or lift up, as in The wind caught up the kite and sent it high above the trees. [First half of 1300s]
2. Also, catch up with. Come from behind, overtake. This usage can be either literal, as in You run so fast it's hard to catch up with you, or figurative, as in The auditors finally caught up with the embezzler. [Mid-1800s]
3. Become involved with, enthralled by, as in We all were caught up in the magical mood of that evening. [Mid-1600s]
4. Also, catch up on or with . Bring or get up to date, as in Let's get together soon and catch up on all the news, or Tonight I have to catch up with my correspondence. [First half of 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

catch up

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Great Catch Meaning

1. To move fast enough to attain the same progress as someone or something: The runner caught up to the leader on the last lap of the race.
2. To become equal or on a par with someone or something: I finally caught up with my brother in height.
3. To bring some activity to completion or to a state of currentness: On the weekends, I catch up on reading the daily newspapers because I don't have time during the week.
4. To bring someone up to date; brief someone: Let me catch you up on all the gossip. I read the Sunday newspaper to catch up on the news.
5. To seize or lift something suddenly: The wind caught up the umbrella and carried it off. I wasn't holding onto the balloon very tightly, and the wind caught it up and sent it sailing away.
6. To involve someone in something, often unwillingly. Used chiefly in the passive: The senator was caught up in the scandal.
7. To captivate or enthrall someone. Used chiefly in the passive: Perhaps I shouldn't have proposed to you, but I was caught up in the mood of the evening.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

catch up

in. to break the drug habit; to withdraw from drugs. (Drugs.) I just know I can catch up, if I can just get through the first week.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Isaiah prophesied that Galilee would witness a major part of the blessings of the Messiah (Isaiah 9:1-2). Since foreigners dominated it for centuries, the region was called 'Galilee of the Gentiles.' The prophet also mentions 'the way of the sea,' the name of a major international highway running through this region. Assyrian soldiers used this route when they invaded the northern Kingdom of Israel. Isaiah predicts that from Galilee the Messiah would arise and wipe away the gloom brought on by Gentile control.

In the account of Jesus' miracle of the great catch of fish (Luke 5:1-11), Luke calls the Sea of Galilee the 'Lake of Gennesaret,' a more ancient name that derives from the name of a small plain on its western shore. On this occasion, while standing in the boat in which Simon Peter had spent the whole—and very unsuccessful—night fishing, Jesus teaches those who wanted to hear the Word of God. Afterward, He tells Simon, 'Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.' The man's reply is typical of an experienced fisherman: 'Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing.' Shortly afterward, however, he changes his tune.

1. Why is Peter reluctant to obey Jesus? Luke 5:4-5.

Comment: Toiling for long hours trying to catch fish yet without results is especially exhausting and discouraging. Peter points out the obvious, but out of respect adds, 'At Your word I will let down the net.' Note that Jesus' command is for Peter to let down his 'nets' (plural), yet he replies with 'net' (singular). His obedience is half-hearted. Not completely understanding God's power in Jesus, he probably figures the result would be the same as his earlier lack of success. His unbelieving attitude exposes itself in poor-quality obedience. At this early stage, Peter is still learning about the power of the Creator to command His creation (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16).

2. Is this great catch really a miracle? Luke 5:6-7, 9.

Comment: A large school of fish miraculously appears alongside Peter's boat just when Jesus says, 'Let down your nets.' Some may not view this by itself as a miracle . Yet, David writes: 'You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all thingsunder his feet, all sheep and oxen—even . . . the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas' (Psalm 8:6-8). As Creator, Jesus knows where the fish are in the Lake of Gennesaret, a power Peter obviously lacks. Christ, as the sovereign Lord of the earth and its seas, could have commanded thousands of fish to leap onto shore, but He directs them into the man's net. The combination of the precise place, time, and mass of fish following Jesus' instructions qualifies this as a genuine miracle, one witnessed by many.

Note that this first miracle of fish (Luke 5:1-11) happens at the beginning of Jesus' ministry, and the second occurs near the end (John 21:3-11). Both miracles take place on the Sea of Galilee after a night of fruitless work.

3. How do people react to the revelation of the glory of the Lord? Luke 5:8.

Comment: This exhibition of supernatural power gave Peter proof of the Father's omniscience and omnipotence through Jesus Christ. With it comes Peter's recognition of his own appalling sinfulness, which he expresses by falling 'down at Jesus' knees, saying, 'Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!' Peter realizes that he had been faithless.

Similarly, Job cries out: 'I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself,and repent in dust and ashes' (Job 42:5-6). Seeing his corruption in contrast to God's holiness, the prophet Isaiah reacts with abhorrence: 'Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts' (Isaiah 6:5). Finally, the apostle John responds in an extreme manner as well upon seeing the glorified Christ in a vision: 'And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead' (Revelation 1:17). Clearly, God's power is so awesome that it causes mere humans to feel as if they are coming undone.

4. What is Jesus' intended message to His disciples? Luke 5:10-11.

Comment: Jesus takes the opportunity of this miracle to call His disciples into a Teacher—student relationship with Him. He figuratively catches Peter in His net before commanding him to 'catch men' for the Kingdom of God. Immediately, Peter, Andrew, James, and John leave their boats and nets behind and follow Him. They now understand that Jesus is more than capable of supplying their every need.

We are to apply this lesson in our own lives. When Christ speaks, it is always about obedience to God's way of life. In this case, His teaching affected the disciples' livelihoods. Worship and work form major parts of our lives, too, and in both we must consistently maintain righteousness.

Had Peter failed to obey Christ's command, he would have failed to experience both the miracle and the resulting blessing. No one serves God without being compensated for his service. When we serve, sacrifice, testify, or stand for Him, He will suitably reward our efforts. When God asks us to invest our time, effort, talent, or anything else, we must not resent the opportunity. No one pays dividends on an investment as abundantly as God does—'good measure, pressed down, and running over will be put into your bosom' (Luke 6:38).