latch on to

variants: or latch onto

Definition of latch on to

1 : to grab and hold (something) He latched onto her arm and wouldn't let go. often used figurativelyThe 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.

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“Latch on to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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