Meaning of LATCH in English

LATCH

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the click of a latch/door/lock etc

The click of the latch told me Michele was back.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

lift

You could just lift the old-fashioned latch and walk in.

In a moment he will lift the latch and kick the bottom of the door.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Put childproof latches on cabinet doors and drawers.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A jammed hinge or latch can be freed with a penetrating oil such as Plus Gas.

I can still remember the click of the latch as she shut the door behind her.

Luce was studying them intently, when the click of the latch told her Michele was back.

Please would you tell the Brigadier that one-five-one is the combination that unlocks the right-hand latch of a black crocodile briefcase.

She glanced at John quickly and then leaned forward, slipped the latch , and pushed it open.

Some have side-mounted pullout sections; park the vehicle, flip a few latches and presto, instant living room.

The latch clanged loudly as the gate was pulled shut.

You got just a little latch in there right.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

on

Well, the way to wealth and power is to latch on to this.

Rangers continued to move forward and four minutes later Ferdinand latched on to a fine chip by Ian Holloway.

Instead, we latch on to shortsighted, shallow solutions, like closing our borders and becoming isolationists.

But this has not stopped some librarians latching on to the high cost of conservation as a reason for dispersing valuable books.

Many people tried to latch on to certain ideas with the first record.

They latched on to walls and remained motionless.

Hall gives a funny and moving account of the misfit schoolchild latching on to the new arrival.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Even Starbucks has latched on to the trend, adding a drive-through window at a store last month.

I don't think Conrad was latching on properly, but I must admit breastfeeding did confuse me.

If your players don't latch on to such throwaways first time, too bad.

Rangers continued to move forward and four minutes later Ferdinand latched on to a fine chip by Ian Holloway.

Rule No. 1: Always latch your refrigerator before takeoff.

She had stupidly given him the name Marie and he had latched on to it.

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