Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
latch /lætʃ/
  • danh từ
    • chốt cửa, then cửa
      • the leave the door: đóng cửa bằng then
    • khoá rập ngoài
    • ngoại động từ
      • đóng (cửa) bằng chốt, gài then
    Concise Dictionary
    +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
    +fasten with a latch
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a small metal bar that is used to fasten a door or a gate. You raise it to open the door, and lower it into a metal hook to fasten it: He lifted the latch and opened the door.
    2 (especially BrE) a type of lock on a door that can only be opened from the outside with a key: She listened for his key in the latch.
    Idioms: on the latch (BrE) closed but not locked: Can you leave the door on the latch so I can get in?
    + verb [VN] to fasten sth with a latch: He closed the window and latched it.
    Phrasal Verbs: latch on (to sth)
    latch onto sth (informal) to understand an idea or what sb is saying: It was a difficult concept to grasp, but I soon latched on. + He latched on to the truth.
    latch on (to sb/sth)
    latch onto sb/sth (informal)
    1 to become attached to sb/sth: antibodies that latch onto germs
    2 to join sb and stay in their company, especially when they would prefer you not to be with them
    3 to develop a strong interest in sth: She always latches on to the latest craze.

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