Of course, Big Pharma was only too happy to latch onto the early results as well.
It takes a long time for the entertainment community to latch on to a hot new trend.
Which is necessary because the characters he encounters on his journey are often way too kooky—and, well, Guest-ian—to latch onto.
The boy was said to have been seen crawling into the balloon, and because the latch was unlocked, it's possible that he fell out.
“If a reclining seat fails to latch properly it has to be taken out of service,” says Mann, costing the airline even more.
Taking her walking stick, she lifts the latch gently and the door opens slightly.
As she laid her hand on the latch of the door, she trembled and drew back.
Rhoda lifted the latch, and walked in, Phoebe following her.
The gate was closed, but he tried it and found it on the latch.
Without saying a word, Hal turned the key and caught hold of the latch of the door.
Old English læccan "to grasp or seize," from Proto-Germanic *lakkijanan. Not found in other Germanic languages; probably from PIE *(s)lagw- "to seize" (see analemma). In its original sense the verb was paralleled in Middle English and then replaced by French import catch (v.). Meaning "to fasten with a latch" is mid-15c. Related: Latched; latching.
a fastening for a door, etc., late 13c., probably from latch (v.).
A digital logic circuit used to store one or more bits. A latch has a data input, a clock input and an output. When the clock input is active, data on the input is "latched" or stored and transfered to the output either immediately or when the clock input goes inactive. The output will then retain its value until the clock goes active again.
See also flip-flop.