noun fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
verb come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
cohere; cleave; stick; adhere.
- The dress clings to her body
- The label stuck to the box
- The sushi rice grains cohere
verb to remain emotionally or intellectually attached
- He clings to the idea that she might still love him.
verb hold on tightly or tenaciously
- hang on to your father's hands
- The child clung to his mother's apron
Cling intransitive verb
to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan. klynge
to cluster, crowd. Cf. Clump
imperfect & past participle Clung Clong (), obsolete ); present participle & verbal noun Clinging
- 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.
And what hath life for thee
That thou shouldst cling to it thus?
Cling transitive verb
- To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embraching. Obs.
I clung legs as close to his side as I could.
- To make to dry up or wither. Obs.
If thou speak'st false,
Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive,
Till famine cling thee.
- Adherence; attachment; devotion. R.
A more tenacious cling to worldly respects.
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