In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(informal) (get hold of, catch)agarrarse de
1.2(US) (informal) (obtain)hacerse conconseguir
1.3(informal) (attach oneself to)pegarse a informalhe latched onto our group — se pegó a nuestro grupo
- she finally latched onto a rich widower — al fin atrapó 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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