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.]
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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
Examples of cling in a Sentence
Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.
Never cling on to something that takes away your inner peace. Build courage and let it go.
For any leader to cling on his or her throne for long, working with women and youths is inevitable
We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.
When one has nothing left to lose one becomes courageous. We are timid only when we have something left to cling to.
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Translations for cling
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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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