“Did you catch what she was saying?”

English Lesson: Did you catch what she was saying?

You walk by a woman on the street who is holding up a sign and yelling, but she's difficult to understand. After you pass her, you ask your friend if she understood the woman's message.

Did you catch what she was saying?

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catch (something that a person said)

This means to hear and understand what someone says. It's mostly used in questions or negative sentences:

Did you catch what she was saying?

I couldn't catch his meaning. What was he trying to say?