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"
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
Origin: [AS. clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan. klynge to cluster, crowd. Cf. Clump.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'cling' in Verbs Frequency: #816
The numerical value of cling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren't like them.
Many market strategists cling to the Fed minutes and other standard information, if I want to be competitive I need something different.
The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
No vision and you perish No Ideal, and you're lost Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.
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- прилепвам, придържам се оBulgarian
- klammern, haften, hängenGerman
- aferrar, sujetar, aferrarse, sostener, agarrar, estar apegadoSpanish
- وفادار بودنPersian
- takertua, tarrautuaFinnish
- accrocher, collerFrench
- gantung, sangkutIndonesian
- abbarbicarsi, appiccicarsiItalian
- ぶら下がる, ぶら下げる, 掛けるJapanese
- прилипать, цепляться, за, льнутьRussian
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