Definition of latch
- to grab or hold on, as to an object or idea, especially tightly or tenaciously.
- to include or add in; attach: If we latch the tax on, the bill will come to over $100.
- to take possession of; obtain; get.
- to acquire understanding of; comprehend.
- to attach oneself to; join in with: The stray dog latched onto the children and wouldn't go home.
Origin of latch
OTHER WORDS FROM latchre·latch, verb (used with object)
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How to use latch in a sentence
Ridges along the outer edges of the top and bottom latch together.The diabolical ironclad beetle is nearly unsquishable|Maria Temming|November 23, 2020|Science News For Students
When flat, the panel lays on the lip of that aforementioned two-by-four, and once it was all fastened in, we attached the two halves of the sleeping platform together with a couple of chest latches.How to Build Out Your Subaru Forester for $350 or Less|Madeleine LaPlante-Dube|October 15, 2020|Outside Online
This kit comes in a clear sewing case with a handle and locking latch closure and is lightweight for easy transport.Sewing kits perfect for home, travel, and gift-giving|PopSci Commerce Team|October 1, 2020|Popular-Science
There’s a storage divider that neatly organizes the kit’s content and side latches that make it super easy to open and close.The best first aid kits for staying safe and prepared|PopSci Commerce Team|September 4, 2020|Popular-Science
The latches on the outside keep the grill shut during transport.5 Portable Grills for All Your Outdoor Cooking Needs|Amy Marturana Winderl|September 2, 2020|Outside Online
“If a reclining seat fails to latch properly it has to be taken out of service,” says Mann, costing the airline even more.
It takes a long time for the entertainment community to latch on to a hot new trend.
Since its release last fall, the music video for “Latch” has already amassed over 15 million views on YouTube.Disclosure Delves Back to U.K. Garage Roots in ‘Settle’ Album Release|Jean Trinh|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Which is necessary because the characters he encounters on his journey are often way too kooky—and, well, Guest-ian—to latch onto.‘Family Tree’ Brings Christopher Guest’s Mockumentary Style to HBO|Jace Lacob|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead, we latch onto the number and use that as a symbol of everything else.
Sikes, with Olivers hand still in his, softly approached the low porch, and raised the latch.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
To punctuate her observation Jessie Norwood lifted the iron latch and jerked open the door.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
Its only the shank of the evening, officer, rejoined the old man, as he fumbled with the latch key and finally opened the door.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
Then, as his neck is in the carcan, all you have to do is to close the collar with a latch and remove the ladder.
Each had a heavy wooden latch, and a vast curved piece of wood was the handle by which it was to be opened.Papers from Overlook-House|Casper Almore