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Latch on   /lætʃ ɑn/   Listen
Latch on

Take hold of or attach to.
Adopt.  Synonyms: fasten on, hook on, seize on, take up.
Understand, usually after some initial difficulty.  Synonyms: catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, tumble, twig.

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"Latch on" Quotes from Famous Books

... firm gravel made him guiltily afraid; and it was not without some moral effort that he, a king in his own domain, kept himself from stepping back secretively to the turfed edge. Suppressing the inclination, he proceeded at a smart pace, and coming presently to the door with a slip-latch on its inner side he opened it ...
— King John of Jingalo - The Story of a Monarch in Difficulties • Laurence Housman

... when thus dreaming, he was just about to pull a mouthful of tail feathers out of Parson Higgins' pet rooster when the latch on the front gate clicked. Zip was awake in a minute, sitting up on the cushion with ears sticking straight up and every nerve alert to see who was coming in ...
— Zip, the Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier • Frances Trego Montgomery

... sufficed for all five to instantly get out of the car and lift the latch on the gate. The girl never budged from her perch, but permitted the visitors to swing her back as the gate ...
— Polly's Business Venture • Lillian Elizabeth Roy

Words linked to "Latch on" :   embrace, grok, comprehend, grasp, get the picture, apprehend, compass, sweep up, dig, hold on, savvy, espouse, adopt

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