Definitions

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  • v. To grasp firmly; to become attached to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. adopt
  • v. understand, usually after some initial difficulty
  • v. take hold of or attach to

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I called up the paintbox and traced the course of events at HiTek again, from Flip's misdelivering Dr. Turnbull's package to her fiddling with the latch on the gate, but this time I also fed in Led On by Fate and the bread pudding, Management's sensitivity exercises, the duct tape, Elaine's exercises, Shirl's smoking, Sarah's boyfriend, Romantic Bride Barbie, and the various skill levels of caffè latte.

    Futures Imperfect

  • If she even hinted something was wrong, the yellow-robed male would latch on to her like a high-security docking clamp.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Much of this activity is linked to the party's 90th anniversary on July 1, but many Chinese and foreign analysts say it will have a more lasting effect as China's leaders latch on to Mr. Bo's populist policies, dubbed the "Chongqing model," as a way to reassert the party's central role in the economy and society.

    China Leaders Laud 'Red' Campaign

  • “Suck my nipples,” I whispered to him as he undid the latch on the front of my bra to free my titties.

    Real wifeys

  • When she and Elayne were introduced as Aes Sedai, the Aes Sedai who had given the promises, Alise made a choked sound and began smoothing her woolen skirts as though her hands wanted to latch on to Reanne's throat.

    The Path of Daggers

  • But the baby won’t latch on to her nipples, and she is getting upset and has to call her lactationist to get instruction.

    Joy & Pain

  • Most people won’t listen to the president of the United States for more than twenty minutes at a stretch, and Butswinkas’s cross-examination of me lumbered on for five and a half hours without the slightest reference to sex or violence for the jurors to latch on to.

    How to Rig an Election

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