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catch a cold

This page is about the collocation catch a cold

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to become sick after being infected with a cold virus

For example

  • If you get caught in the rain, you might catch a cold.

  • Lee had a nasty cold last week, and three of us caught it from him.

Note:
Related collocations include "catch the flu", "catch measles", etc.

Quick Quiz

If you catch a cold, you should

a. drop it immediately

b. take some medicine

c. cook it thoroughly

Contributor: Matt Errey