Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: latch
IPA transcription: [l'ætʃ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: latch
    Meaning: fasten with a latch; "latch the door"
Usage examples
  • A latch!
  • He ran his hand along until he caught the latch.
  • 'Little green toad with leg like crook, Open wide the door, and look Who it was the latch that shook.'
  • He started up, the latch yielded to the pressure of his thumb: the door silently swung open before him.
  • No instinct bids us to delay or to hasten the opening of the letter or telegram, or the lifting of the latch of the door at which stands the messenger of good or ill.
  • "They'll be here in a few minutes," they said; "somebody go and bring the children down;" and within a very little while subdued noises were heard outside, and the lifting of the latch of the yard gate.