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latch on to

Slang definitions & phrases for latch on to

latch on to

verb phrase

  1. To get; obtain; glom on to: Latch on to the first seat that's empty
  2. To comprehend; grasp; dig: He finally latched onto the truth
  3. To attach oneself to; be dependent on: He latched on to me as soon as I arrived (1930s+ Black)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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