Latch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lætʃ|  American pronunciation of the word latch
Brit.  |latʃ|  British pronunciation of the word latch

noun

- spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
- catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove

verb

- fasten with a latch

Examples

He lifted the latch and opened the gate.

I heard her key turn in the latch.

The door is on the latch.

You've left the latch off the gate.

She heard his key in the latch.

The dog latched onto the stick and wouldn't let go.

Any woman would be lucky to latch on to a man like that.

She latched onto us at the party and we couldn't get rid of her.

Gwen lifted the latch and opened the gate.

Ray went out, leaving the door on the latch.

Press the door until you hear the latch click.

The moist air rusted the latch on the door.

Don't just latch on to the latest management fads.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: latch
he/she/it: latches
present participle: latching
past tense: latched
past participle: latched
noun
singular: latch
plural: latches
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