捕 means 'catch'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 795   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-18    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 31    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 45 words   Used in 105 words   Used in 9 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
     らえる   つかまえる to catch, to grasp   らわれる   つかまる to be caught
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Some of the six Joyo yomi associated with 捕 sound like tongue twisters. This essay tames them through mnemonics and an exercise. Learn to say, "Television viewers see only what the camera captures," "She's a slave to fashion," and "He was eaten up with guilt." See what it means for a person in Japan to have a "main point" or, conversely, to be incomprehensible to others.
⿰   () hand   first time; the first time  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 捕 is used 10 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 捕 is used 100 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
ホ : 54 words FIND ALL
arrest; apprehension; capture
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: 28 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 捉える
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to seize; to capture; to arrest
2. to grasp; to perceive; to treat (as)
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(read as ど) : 8 words FIND ALL
Most common form: ぶん取る
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to capture; to seize; to plunder
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つかまえる : 6 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be caught; to be arrested  (usu. 捕まる)
2. to hold on to; to grasp  (usu. 掴まる; often written with kana only)
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(read as とり) : 4 words FIND ALL
4 3 0
1. constable
2. method of catching criminals
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An additional と.らえる less common words include 捕 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1784  Joy o' Kanji : 1784  Key to Kanji:

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ホ   と    とらえる    つかまえる to catch, to grasp   とらわれる    つかまる to be caught   
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ホ    the first time   
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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