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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When the man started to slip off the ledge and hang from the bridge, PCs Francis and Connolly grabbed onto him. As he continued to slip - at one point, with both his feet and back hanging over the motorway - the officers supported his full body weight.
"Robbie has been trying to get out of the clutches of the keeper who has grabbed onto him and wouldn't let go.
I grabbed onto him to lower him down safely & protect my genitals"); monsters, toys, dolls, his parents, and friends ("Pettibon had gotten out of the hospital & he was looking great, but unusually neatly groomed.