latch on

Definition of latch on

British, informal

  1. :  to begin to understand something What he was saying was complicated, so it took me a while to latch on.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of various devices in which mating mechanical parts engage to fasten but usually not to lock something:

    :  a fastener (as for a door) consisting essentially of a pivoted bar that falls into a notch

    :  a fastener (as for a door) in which a spring slides a bolt into a hole

  1. :  to make fast with or as if with a latch

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to criticize severely

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