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English definition of “latch onto sth”

latch onto sth

(BECOME CONNECTED) phrasal verb with latch     /lætʃ/ verb [I or T]
to become connected to something: The antibodies work by latching onto proteins on the surfaces of the viruses and bacteria.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
(Definition of latch onto sth (BECOME CONNECTED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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