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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Affa told how he dived under the lorry face-down then turned on his back, grabbed onto one metal bar with his hands and lodged his feet on the other bar.
The woman said she managed to get away from Gordon and crawl under the pickup, where she grabbed onto one of the vehicle's running boards to prevent Gordon from getting to her, according to the affidavit.
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.
Grabbed onto one of the 25kv rails and then went up in flames before landing on the train line below, amazingly he started breathing again after a few minutes but I'd be amazed if he survived.