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latch

latch

 
pronunciation:
laech
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
latch onto
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part of speech: noun
definition: a fastening or lock, as for a door, with a bar or bolt that falls or slides into a catch, slot, or hole.
 
synonyms:
bolt, clasp, fastener, fastening, hasp, lock
similar words:
buckle, catch, hitch, hook, hook and eye, knot, tie
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: latched, latches, latching
definition: to lock or fasten securely with a latch.
synonyms:
fasten, lock
similar words:
bar, bolt, buckle, clasp, hasp, hook
phrase: latch onto
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