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Definitions and Synonyms of latch on | Another word for latch on | What is latch on?

Definition 1: understand, usually after some initial difficulty - [verb of cognition]

Samples where latch on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on

Synonyms for latch on in the sense of this definition

(latch on is a kind of ...) get the meaning of something

"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Definition 2: adopt - [verb of cognition]

Samples where latch on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take up new ideas

Synonyms for latch on in the sense of this definition

(latch on is a kind of ...) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

"She embraced Catholicism" "They adopted the Jewish faith"

Definition 3: take hold of or attach to - [verb of contact]

Samples where latch on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The biochip latches onto the genes

(latch on is a kind of ...) hold firmly

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