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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Clungthe preterite and participle of cling.

  2. Clungadjective

    Wasted with leanness; shrunk up with cold.

    Etymology: clungu, Sax. [

  3. To Clungverb

    To dry as wood does, when it is laid up after it is cut. See To Cling.

    Etymology: clingan, Sax.


  1. clung

    Sonja Yelich (Croatian: Jelić; born 1965) is a New Zealand poet. She is the mother of pop singer Lorde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clung

    of Cling

  2. Clung

    imp. & p. p. of Cling

  3. Clungverb

    wasted away; shrunken

  4. Etymology: [Prop. p. p. fr. OE. clingen to wither. See Cling, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clung

    klung, pa.t. and pa.p. of Cling.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clung in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clung in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of clung in a Sentence

  1. Mazwi Shamu:

    My hope soon after the drop was that he would make it because he is fit and strong and a good swimmer, i had so much hope, that maybe he had clung onto a rock or fell into the water and swam to the shore.

  2. Paul Njoroge:

    I think about their last six minutes a lot. My wife and mum-in-law knew they were going to die. They had to somehow comfort the children during those final moments, i have nightmares about how they must have clung to their mother, crying, seeing the fright in her eyes.

  3. Allbirds T-shirts:

    From the start, we knew our vision of evolved environmentalism was broader than just shoes, as the chasm between disposable fast fashion and utilitarian basics has grown the fashion industry has clung to the same outdated methods that continue to drive excessive carbon emissions, soil depletion and synthetic waste... Allbirds apparel not only feels better, performs better and looks better, it's also better for the planet.

  4. William Murphy:

    He lapsed into a coma, died, was resuscitated, stayed in a coma and on Monday underwent extensive surgery at Shock Trauma to save his life, he clung to life for seven days.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    A nidus
    B instigation
    C arbalist
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