latch onto sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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latch onto sth

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

latch onto sth (BECOME CONNECTED)

to ​becomeconnected to something: The ​antibodieswork by ​latching onto ​proteins on the ​surfaces of the ​viruses and ​bacteria.

latch onto sth (BECOME INTERESTED)

informal to ​becomeinterested in an ​idea, ​story, or ​activity, and to ​start to use it: Unfortunately the ​press have already ​latched onto the ​story.
(Definition of latch onto sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “latch onto sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 发生联系, 与…发生联系,与…产生关联…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發生聯繫, 與…發生聯繫,與…産生關聯…
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