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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At the bottom of the frame, the hand of another man, wearing what appears to be a white button-down shirt, reaches up, apparently having let go of his pen in order to try to grab onto something, to save himself.
"Everyone managed to grab onto something apart from my daughter Laycee and I quickly picked her off the floor.
I had to grab onto something. What's the weirdest thing you've ever smoked out of?
"Grab onto something, believe in something because without that power, you will be lost.
"As he was doing so he heard a crack and noticed Mr Duddin was twisted round as if he was trying to grab onto something to stop himself falling, but he went through the roof surface and disappeared from view."
You only grab onto something for a second before you discard it.
"When I got there I tried to move a log which was on the bank so they could grab onto something which would act like an anchor, but it was too heavy to move.
"She does lack confidence because her she's got no toes to help with her balance, and when she begins to fall she can't reach out and grab onto something.