Translation of latch in Spanish:
- pasador (masculine), pestillo (masculine); (on lock) seguro (masculine) the door is on the latch la puerta no está cerrada con llaveExample 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/verbo transitivo
latch onverb + adverb (+ preposition + object)/verbo + adverbio (+ preposición + complemento) (understand) [colloquial/familiar] agarrar or (Spain/España) coger* la onda to latch on
latch ontoverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [colloquial/familiar] 1.1 (get hold of, catch) agarrarse de 1.2 (obtain) (American English/inglés norteamericano) hacerse* con, conseguir* 1.3 (attach oneself to) pegarse* a [colloquial/familiar] he latched onto our group se pegó a nuestro grupo [colloquial/familiar], se nos pegó [colloquial/familiar] she finally latched onto a rich widower al fin atrapó or [colloquial/familiar] pescó a un viudo rico 1.1 (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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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.