latch on to
Definition of latch on to
1 : to grab and hold (something) He latched onto her arm and wouldn't let go. —often used figuratively The news media has latched on to the scandal.
2 : to begin using, doing, or enjoying (something) in an enthusiastic way Many companies have latched onto the trend of using consultants. He latched onto music as a way to relax.
3 : to stay close to (someone or something) Soon after she got to the party, some strange man latched on to her and wouldn't go away.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: to make fast with or as if with a latch
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