Definition of “latch onto sb” - English Dictionary

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“latch onto sb” in British English

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latch onto sb

phrasal verb with latch uk /lætʃ/ us /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.

(Definition of “latch onto sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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