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  1. latch ontoverb

    To obtain, acquire or get and keep hold of something.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of latch onto in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of latch onto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of latch onto in a Sentence

  1. David Farmer:

    You've got rural communities that have lost their major employers and nobody has really been able to solve that problem. Then they latch onto this guy who just wants to blow it all up, and I think you see that with LePage and you certainly see it with Trump.

  2. Bridget Malcolm:

    I cannot tell you how many times I went to bed with my head whirling — trying to get me to latch onto how much I ate at dinner, or during the day, or trying to convince myself to change my diet, start training hard again, start tracking my size, just start doing more, it felt like two steps forward, one and three quarters step back.

  3. Jonathan Gilliam:

    If you do that, even if you leave, now you've set a footprint for the police to latch onto.

  4. David Glance:

    Politicians singularly fail to understand what (the digital economy) is all about. They latch onto trends and buzzwords, there still isn't a problem that bitcoin solves, other than buying drugs.

  5. Dan Dworkin:

    …Each episode is going to give people something that's going to make them want to come back and that the final episode is going to give them a whole host of things that's going to make them want to come back for Season 2, so we just hope that people latch onto it, and if they do, I think that it will stick around.

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