Also, latch on to.
Get hold of, grasp; also, understand, grasp mentally. For example, They latched onto a fortune in the fur trade, or Carol quickly latched on to how the sewing machine works. [c. 1930]
Attach oneself to, join in with, as in Rob didn't know the way so he latched on to one of the older children. [c. 1930]
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For his part, Bratton is disappointed but not surprised that the same narrative is already being mapped onto Fry and Spencer.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So it might be me projecting my desires onto Archer to want to just get away from work for a few weeks.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I was sick in street gutters, onto my desk, at dinners with friends.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gang tattoos are still inked onto his face, like scarlet letters.
Where these laser-like missiles are falling out of the sky onto a city and you have to stop each of them from hitting the targets?Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I put down my haid, and was just kinda dragged up the aisle and onto the platform.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
His untidy hair was rumpled, as if someone had been hanging onto it while in the process of giving him the shiner.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
Sikes, with Olivers hand still in his, softly approached the low porch, and raised the latch.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Either: we cannot give you what you ask, so fall back onto the defensive; or, go ahead, we will give you the means.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
To punctuate her observation Jessie Norwood lifted the iron latch and jerked open the door.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose