Definitions for clingklɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
clingklɪŋ(v.; n.)clung, cling•ing
(v.i.)to adhere closely; stick to:
Wet paper clings to glass.
to hold tight, as by grasping or embracing; cleave:
The child clung to her mother.
to remain attached, as to an idea, hope, memory, etc.
(n.)the act of clinging; adherence.
Origin of cling:
bef. 900; ME; OE clingan to stick together, shrink, wither; akin to clench
fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere(verb)
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"
to remain emotionally or intellectually attached
"He clings to the idea that she might still love him."
hold on tightly or tenaciously
"hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to hold tightly
a two-year-old clinging to his mother; She was in the river clinging onto a tree
Drops of water clung to his skin.
Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.
To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
Seaweed clung to the anchor.
To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
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
to cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing
to make to dry up or wither
adherence; attachment; devotion
Translations for cling
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually with to ) to stick (to); to grip tightly
The mud clung to her shoes; She clung to her husband as he said goodbye; He clings to an impossible hope; The boat clung to (= stayed close to) the coastline.
- vashou, vaskleefAfrikaans
- يَتَمَسَّك، يَعْلَق، يَلْتَصِقArabic
- agarrar-sePortuguese (BR)
- lepit se; lnoutCzech
- haften, festhaltenGerman
- hænge fast i; klæbe sig til; klynge sig til; klamre sig til; holde sig tilDanish
- engancharse, adherirseSpanish
- külge kleepuma, klammerdumaEstonian
- چسبیدن بهFarsi
- s'accrocher (à)French
- कस कर लिपट जानाHindi
- pripriti, prilijepiti seCroatian
- belekapaszkodik vkibeHungarian
- halda sér í/í námunda viðIcelandic
- aggrapparsi, aderireItalian
- kabintis, lipti,šlietisLithuanian
- pieķerties; pielipt; piekļauties; pieglaustiesLatvian
- (zich) vastklampenDutch
- henge fast ved/i; klistre seg til, klamre/klynge seg tilNorwegian
- przylegać, przywierać, trzymać się bliskoPolish
- چسبیدن بهPersian
- سره موښتل: په غېږ كى نيول: فكر كى ډو بېدلPashto
- a seţine/a se agăţa (de)Romanian
- прилипать; цеплятьсяRussian
- lipnúť na, držať sa (čoho), lepiť saSlovak
- oklepati se (česa)Slovenian
- držati seSerbian
- hålla (klänga, klamra) sig fast vid, hålla sig intill, fastna, sitta fast, klibbaSwedish
- 黏著，纏著，緊抓，貼近Chinese (Trad.)
- чіплятися; прилипатиUkrainian
- چمٹنا ، لگے رہناUrdu
- bám chặt vàoVietnamese
- 粘着，缠着，紧抓，贴近Chinese (Simp.)
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