Translation of latch onto in Spanish:

latch onto

v + prep + o [colloquial/familiar]
  • 1 1.1 (get hold of, catch) agarrarse de 1.2 (obtain) (AmE) hacerse* con, conseguir* 1.3 (attach oneself to) pegarse* a [familiar/colloquial] he latched onto our group se pegó a nuestro grupo [familiar/colloquial], se nos pegó [familiar/colloquial] she finally latched onto a rich widower al fin atrapó or [familiar/colloquial] pescó a un viudo rico
  • 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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