Prepositions after "latch"

"latch onto" or "latch on"?

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    In 77% of cases latch onto is used
    But if it latches onto something watch out.
    People latch onto a platform and speak the platform.
    This is one reason that people have latched onto Nate Silver.
    He already reads and writes, and his latest thing he's latched onto is the planets.
    If someone dangerous was moving up to attack I'd latch onto their wheel and mark them.
    Grabavoy tested Gspurning three minutes later having latched onto a through ball via a smart diagonal run.
    Cynics say that Ron latched onto Irwin for his contacts and for the prestige of being close to a man who had made history.
    Van Persie's second against Cluj -- latching onto a lofted Rooney pass -- and steering home with a stunning finish is so typical of the man.
    But where to start; which industries would not simply be latched onto by salivating rentiers? I'd say begin with something which people understand.

    In 19% of cases latch on is used
    If there's new people sitting at the bar he latches on to them to try &; score a free drink.
    That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a ' good will ' story.
    Our normal vision always latches on to something as attractive, but the Dhamma Eye sees everything as mere illusion and deception.
    The majority of the information isn't new, it doesn't make it any less important, but it does mean that the British media have latched on to just one aspect of the interview.

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