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

 

latch on

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

latch on (to something)

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latch onto something

 
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(informal) to understand an idea or what somebody is saying It was a difficult concept to grasp, but I soon latched on. He latched on to the truth.

    latch on

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    latch on to somebody

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    latch on to something

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    latch onto somebody

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    latch onto something

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  1. 1to become attached to somebody/something antibodies that latch onto germs
  2. 2to join somebody and stay in their company, especially when they would prefer you not to be with them
  3. 3to develop a strong interest in something She always latches on to the latest craze.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: latch on

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