V on to n, V onto n
The 'hold' group
These verbs are concerned with holding onto something or becoming attached to something, physically or metaphorically.
cling fasten hang hold hook latch slot
The Tories seem desperate to cling onto power.
The pilot was sucked part of the way out of the window but was saved by two stewards who held on to his legs.
We had one of those can openers that hooked onto the wall.
She had latched on to us on the boat from Newcastle to Bergen the night before.