Definitions for clingklɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cling, clingstone(verb)

    fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit

  2. 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"

  3. cling(verb)

    to remain emotionally or intellectually attached

    "He clings to the idea that she might still love him."

  4. cling, hang(verb)

    hold on tightly or tenaciously

    "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron"

Wiktionary

  1. cling(Noun)

    Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.

  2. cling(Verb)

    To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.

    Seaweed clung to the anchor.

  3. cling(Verb)

    To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cling(verb)

    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

  2. Cling(verb)

    to cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing

  3. Cling(verb)

    to make to dry up or wither

  4. Cling(noun)

    adherence; attachment; devotion

  5. Origin: [AS. clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan. klynge to cluster, crowd. Cf. Clump.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cling' in Verbs Frequency: #816


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