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American English: /lætʃ/
British English: /latʃ/

Translation of latch in Spanish:


  • the door is on the latch
    la puerta no está cerrada con llave
    Example sentences
    • Within seconds, I had located the latch and opened the door.
    • Wasting no time I pulled on my trousers and buckled them, kicking into my shoes and grabbing my shirt and jacket when the door latch opened.
    • He fumbled for the latch to open his door, and left the limousine and the beautiful woman behind as quickly as he could.

transitive verb

  • the door is latched
    la puerta está con pestillo or con el pasador echado
    Example sentences
    • Kathryn rolled her eyes and latched the door securely.
    • Once the viewing was over, they latched the door again, in silence.
    • And he shushed her, pulling her into the house, and latching the back door.

Phrasal verbs

latch on

verb + adverb (+ preposition + object)
(understand) [colloquial]
agarrar la onda
coger la onda (Spain)
to latch on to something
entender or captar algo
(realize) darse cuenta de algo

latch onto

verb + preposition + object [colloquial]
1 1.1 (get hold of, catch)
agarrarse de
1.2 (obtain) (US) 1.3 (attach oneself to)
pegarse a [colloquial]
he latched onto our group
se pegó a nuestro grupo [colloquial]
se nos pegó [colloquial]
she finally latched onto a rich widower
al fin atrapó a un viudo rico
al fin pescó a un viudo rico [colloquial]
2 (perceive, seize on) she latched onto the idea very quickly
enseguida captó la idea
they soon latched onto the advantages offered by the scheme
pronto se dieron cuenta de las ventajas que ofrecía el plan
he latches onto the slightest error you make
no te deja pasar ni el más mínimo error
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