Jisho

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Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
1. to catch; to capture; to arrest; to seize; to restrainOnly applies to 捕まえる
  • けいさつ警察
  • ようぎしゃ容疑者
  • つか捕まえた
  • The policeman got the suspect.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
2. to grab; to clutch; to grasp; to seize; to hold on toOnly applies to 捉まえる, Only applies to 掴まえる
  • その
  • おとこ
  • しょうねん少年
  • つかまえた
  • The man took the boy by the hand.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
3. to catch hold of (someone); to stop (e.g. a stranger in the street); to hail (a taxi, waiter, etc.); to hold (someone) back; to detain
  • ここ
  • タクシー
  • つかまえられます
  • Can I catch a taxi here?
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
4. towards (someone); at (someone); in (someone's) faceas 〜をつかまえて
Other forms
捉まえる 【つかまえる】掴まえる 【つかまえる】

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