Meaning of cling


Pronunciation: (kling), [key]
— v., n. clung, cling•ing,
  1. to adhere closely; stick to: The wet paper clings to the glass.
  2. to hold tight, as by grasping or embracing; cleave: The children clung to each other in the dark.
  3. to be or remain close: The child clung to her mother's side.
  4. to remain attached, as to an idea, hope, memory, etc.: Despite the predictions, the candidate clung to the belief that he would be elected.
  5. to cohere.
  1. the act of clinging; adherence; attachment.


Pronunciation: (kling), [key]
— n.
  1. a clingstone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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