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Definitions of cling

  1. To adhere closely, especially by winding round or embracing; to adhere closely in interest or affection. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make to dry up or wither. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast, especially by twining round or embracing; as, the tendril of a vine clings to its support; - usually followed by to or together. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To adhere closely; to stick; hold fast by embracing or entwining. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To adhere or stick close by winding round: to adhere in interest or affection:-pa.t. and pa.p. clung. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To adhere; hold fast to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To hold firmly, as by grasping; adhere; stick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. to remain emotionally or intellectually attached; "He clings to the idea that she might still love him." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To shrivel up; to apply tightly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Clinging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Adherence; attachment; devotion. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Clung. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for cling

  1. Could she cling to the rope while he drew her up? – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. I fancy I understand it all, and I love you better for the pride with which you cling to so firm a friend. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
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