grab on to (someone or something)

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grab on to (someone or something)

To grip on to someone or something; to clutch someone or something. The baby grabbed on to her mother and wailed. Grab on to the side of the boat!
See also: grab, on
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"It's like the fatty acid has a hand on both ends: one can grab onto the drug and one can grab onto proteins," Gianneschi said.
My own story is less impressive--Nietzsche first came into my awareness after strolling confusedly through a university library, and again later during a major family emergency as I struggled to find something better than prayer to grab onto. Today, I am both an agnostic and a suspicious examiner of Christian doctrine, in a manner that both Nietzsche and Cordle would probably well understand.
Player characters will now be able to grab onto ledges, which should help them scale small obstructions like walls and fences.
He claimed he didn't see her grab onto the car door.
Winter adapted the approach to create useful antibodies, proteins that target and grab onto disease-related targets.
It's only dangerous as it's very hard to get back out, as there is nothing to grab onto."
From slippery surfaces to a lack of dependable objects to grab onto, bathrooms have a landscape that can be difficult to navigate, especially for the elderly.
The victim is able to grab onto the device and float while waiting for the second lifeguard to arrive.
The idea was to provide additional surface area for performing a press check, especially if the shooter's hands were sweaty, and to provide a place on the slide where a hand could grab onto to rack the slide in the event that the rear grasping grooves could not be accessed quickly and easily.
"It gives me something to grab onto," McDowell said of the victory.
"You can grab onto the struts and landing gear assembly kind of like a ladder," he said.
"When I told him the price and walked away I then suddenly felt him jump at me from behind and grab onto my chest.
He said his solution was to let the bird grab onto his baton.
In reality Dupuy is taking on both fundamentalists and atheists, such as Richard Dawkins, to show the reader that they are in the same camp, all violent, as are the rest of us who think that we can grab onto science and technology to alter the path to self-destruction that humanity is now on.