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Definition of catch-as-catch-can

Synonyms & Antonyms for catch-as-catch-can

Synonyms

  • aimless,
  • arbitrary,
  • desultory,
  • erratic,
  • haphazard,
  • helter-skelter,
  • hit-or-miss,
  • random,
  • scattered,
  • slapdash,
  • stray

First Known Use of catch-as-catch-can

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catch-as-catch-can was in 1833

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“Catch-as-catch-can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catch-as-catch-can. Accessed 21 Nov. 2020.

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Catch-as-catch-can definition is – using any available means or method : hit-or-miss. How to use catch-as-catch-can in a sentence.