Definition of latch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

latch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//lætʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lætʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they latch
BrE BrE//lætʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lætʃ//
 
he / she / it latches
BrE BrE//ˈlætʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlætʃɪz//
 
past simple latched
BrE BrE//lætʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lætʃt//
 
past participle latched
BrE BrE//lætʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lætʃt//
 
-ing form latching
BrE BrE//ˈlætʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlætʃɪŋ//
 
 
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latch something to fasten something with a latch He closed the window and latched it. Word Origin Old English læccan ‘take hold of, grasp (physically or mentally)’, of Germanic origin. Phrasal Verbslatch on (to something)latch on
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: latch

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