And later in life, it really became a symbolism that I latched onto.
Petraeus, to be sure, did not save the world, but a war-weary nation, starved of heroes, has latched onto him.
So Ratner followed a passion for music and latched onto the hip-hop scene in New York while still a student at NYU.
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.).