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, to
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As the wool fibers grab onto one another they form yarn which is strong enough to support the spindle (we hope) and you move your fingers up to allow new fibers to be spun.