latch on to

variants: or

latch onto

Definition of latch on to

  1. 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. 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. 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

latchplay
  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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