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English definition of “latch onto sb”

latch onto sb

informal phrasal verb with latch     /lætʃ/ verb [I or T]
to stay close to someone or spend a lot of time with someone, usually when they do not want you near: She latched onto me as soon as she arrived , and I had to spend the rest of the evening talking to her.Being, becoming friends and getting to know someone
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