latch onto something

latch onto something
latch onto (someone/something) to become closely connected to someone or something.

I knew she would be perfect in the film, so I latched onto her like a magnet.

More and more countries latched onto computer technology as an important tool for development.


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  • latch onto something — 1. in. to obtain something. □ I have to latch onto a hundred bucks by Friday night. □ I latched onto a good book about repairing plumbing. 2. tv. to begin to understand something. □ When Fred finally latched onto the principles of algebra, he… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • latch onto something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • latch onto — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms latch onto : present tense I/you/we/they latch onto he/she/it latches onto present participle latching onto past tense latched onto past participle latched onto informal 1) latch onto someone to go with… …   English dictionary

  • latch onto someone — latch onto (someone/something) to become closely connected to someone or something. I knew she would be perfect in the film, so I latched onto her like a magnet. More and more countries latched onto computer technology as an important tool for… …   New idioms dictionary

  • latch onto — (someone/something) to become closely connected to someone or something. I knew she would be perfect in the film, so I latched onto her like a magnet. More and more countries latched onto computer technology as an important tool for development …   New idioms dictionary

  • latch onto — or latch on 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone latches onto a person or an idea or latches on, they become very interested in the person or idea, often finding them so useful that they do not want to leave them. [INFORMAL] [V P n] Rob had latched onto me …   English dictionary

  • latch onto — verb To obtain, acquire or get and keep hold of something. They latched onto the idea and gave it up only reluctantly. Syn: catch on, cotton on, fasten on, get onto, hook on, seize on, take up, tumble, twig …   Wiktionary

  • latch — latch1 [ lætʃ ] noun count an object for keeping a door, gate, etc. fastened shut, consisting of a metal bar that fits into a hole or SLOT latch latch 2 [ lætʃ ] verb transitive to fasten a door, gate, etc. with a latch ,latch on phrasal verb… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • latch\ on — • latch on • hitch onto v informal 1. To get hold of; grasp or grab; catch. He looked for something to latch onto and keep from falling. The football player latched onto a pass. 2. slang To get into your possession. The banker latched onto a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • latch — latch1 [lætʃ] n 1.) a small metal or plastic object used to keep a door, gate, or window closed ▪ Gwen lifted the latch and opened the gate. 2.) especially BrE a type of lock for a door that you can open from the inside by turning a handle, but… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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