[ UK /lˈæt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈɫætʃ/ ]
  1. spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
  2. catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove
  1. fasten with a latch
    latch the door
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How To Use latch In A Sentence

  • Achan, the head monk, draped in the colours of the dawn, unlatches the door to a large metal cage.
  • Rob had latched onto me. He followed me around, sat beside me at lunch, and usually ended up working with me.
  • `The bright sparks latched on to that possibility yonks ago, of course. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
  • The sides exchanged points until Joe Conroy latched onto a ball and sent it home for a goal.
  • Trying not to pull your hair out in irritation, you walk up to the window, draw the curtains, unlatch the window, push it open.
  • S'pose some time me _mamook_ sick, me feel all same oleman -- no more grub stop, no more smokin 'stop -- mebbyso all rancher _potlatch_ grub, _potlatch_ smokin', send doctin ', send med'cin'? Desert Conquest or, Precious Waters
  • You now put the upper globe on top of the lower one both are unlidded, making sure that it latches on, creating an airtight seal. HOME COMFORTS
  • You love the fact that an extensive and excessive vetting process provides the media and yourselves with little tidbits on which to latch your lamprey-like hypercritical mouths. Clinton again rips into vetting process
  • `I used a credit card to unlatch one of the kitchen windows after all the staff had gone. THE DEVIL'S DOOR
  • He was an anthropologist who worked on the potlatch originally and became fascinated with these cycles by which a thing had value, lost value, regained value.
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