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Meaning of CLING

Pronunciation:  kling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
  2. [v]  hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron"
  3. [v]  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"
  4. [v]  to remain emotionally or intellectually attached; "He clings to the idea that she might still love him."

CLING is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: adhere, cleave, clingstone, cohere, hang, stick
 See Also: adjoin, agglutinate, attach, conglutinate, contact, edible fruit, grasp, grip, hold on, meet, mold, touch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cling\ (kl[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clung}
    (kl[u^]ng), {Clong} (kl[o^]ng), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Clinging}.] [AS. clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan.
    klynge to cluster, crowd. Cf. {Clump}.]
    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?                                 --Mrs. Hemans.
  2. \Cling\, v. t.
    1. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or
       embracing. [Obs.]
             I clung legs as close to his side as I could.
    2. 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. --Shak.
  3. \Cling\, n.
    Adherence; attachment; devotion. [R.]
          A more tenacious cling to worldly respects. --Milton.
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