catch sight of

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catch sight of (third-person singular simple present catches sight of, present participle catching sight of, simple past and past participle caught sight of)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) to see for a brief period; to get a glimpse of
    • 2012 18 April, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona”, BBC Sport:
      Di Matteo clearly saw Drogba's power as a potential threat to a Barcelona defence stripped of Gerard Pique - but he barely caught sight of goal in a first 45 minutes in which the Catalans exerted their technical superiority.
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