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1. latch

verb. ['ˈlætʃ'] fasten with a latch.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain

Etymology

  • latche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Latch

  • unattach
  • reattach
  • overmatch
  • mismatch
  • dispatch
  • scratch
  • rematch
  • detach
  • vlach
  • stach
  • snatch
  • krach
  • flach
  • drach
  • bratsch
  • brach
  • attach
  • tkach
  • thatch
  • thach
  • tatsch
  • rach
  • patch
  • matsch
  • match
  • mache
  • latsch
  • lache
  • lach
  • kach

Example sentences of the word latch


1. Noun, singular or mass
Release the hood latch and open the hood.

2. Verb, base form
Install a new H7 bulb into the headlight and latch the retaining clip over the bulb.

Quotes containing the word latch


1. At the end of almost every AA meeting, someone read the Promises. One of these was 'We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it'. Dan thought he would always regret the past, but he had quit trying to shut the door. Why bother, when it would just come open again? The fucking had no latch, let alone a lock.
- Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

2. latch

noun. ['ˈlætʃ'] spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key.

Synonyms

  • lock

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unstaple

Etymology

  • latche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. latch

noun. ['ˈlætʃ'] catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove.

Antonyms

  • unlock

Etymology

  • latche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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