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Definitions of cling

  1. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. to remain emotionally or intellectually attached; "He clings to the idea that she might still love him." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To make to dry up or wither. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Adherence; attachment; devotion. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. To adhere closely; to stick; hold fast by embracing or entwining. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Clung. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Clinging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. To adhere; hold fast to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To hold firmly, as by grasping; adhere; stick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To shrivel up; to apply tightly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. 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.
  17. To adhere closely; to stick to firmly, as an interest; to hold fast to by entwining or embracing, as in affection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  19. kling, v.i. to adhere or stick close by winding round: to adhere in interest or affection: to remain by an opinion: of wood, to shrink.--v.t. to attach: to shrivel:--pa.t. and pa.p. clung.--n. adherence.--adjs. CLING'STONE, having the pulp adhering firmly to the stone (of peaches)--opp. to Freestone; CLING'Y, sticky. [A.S. clingan, to shrivel up, to draw together.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. (clung). C. together, remain in one body or in contact, resist separation; stick, adhere to, (whether by stickiness, suction, grasping, or embracing; clinging garments, showing form of body or limbs); remain faithful to (friend, habit, idea); clingstone, kind of peach or nectarine in which flesh adheres to stone. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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