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latch onto sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with latch   /lætʃ/ us  

(BECOME CONNECTED)

to become connected to something: The antibodies work by latching onto proteins on the surfaces of the viruses and bacteria.

(BECOME INTERESTED)

informal to become interested in an idea, story, or activity, and to start to use it: Unfortunately the press have already latched onto the story.
Translations of “latch onto sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發生聯繫, 與…發生聯繫,與…産生關聯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发生联系, 与…发生联系,与…产生关联…
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