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 just grabbed onto me and thrashed in the water and swam away," O'Rourke told (https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/theres-still-blood-on-my-surfboard-shark-bites-surfer-at-jacksonville-beach/77-b032e622-033c-429d-92e2-6417ce48a16f) First Coast News.
The woman, identified as Roza, had gone for a morning walk in the area when the unidentified men forcefully grabbed onto her and snatched her chain.
He grabbed onto the body, moved to the side and made sure he stayed there until the emergency services arrived.
He said his mother had tried to fight off the man, but he grabbed onto her handbag.
When the man started to slip off the ledge and hang from the bridge, PCs Francis and Connolly grabbed onto him.
Those are the things that the Sales team has grabbed onto and is promoting."
These hooks grabbed onto anything with a loop, such as clothing fiber, animal fur, or even human hair.
Most of the youths lined up calmly to board the buses, though one grabbed onto a fence, begging British officials to take him to the UK.
For a new single, Demi posed on a white bed with her back to the camera as she grabbed onto the back of her head.
We were doing a train on the rink, so I grabbed onto my BFF's hips and my BGF grabbed onto mine.
In one of the photos, Haifa and Wael were seen sitting on some steps, her on the lower ones in front of him, just as she intimately sat between his legs and grabbed onto one of them.
We were walking through Petco Park after a signing, and this girl plowed through security and grabbed onto my neck and started pulling.
People grabbed onto trees to save themselves," Mirco Lorenzon, a local civil protection official, said in an interview broadcast by SkyTG24 on Sunday.
According to dpa, naval official Salvatore Scimone said 39 survivors on Saturday had grabbed onto the dinghy until rescuers plucked them to safety aboard another boat.