cling

All Verb Noun
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  • They will also cling to him if he stands too close to them.
  • Why cling fixed on a point five minutes before the first quarter struck? Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 5, No. 28, February, 1860, by Various
  • On his death-bed his thoughts still clung to the prince whom he had served. Cited from History of the English People, Volume III (of 8), by John Richard Green
  • Both died in the fire, their remains showing them clinging to each other.
  • He was clinging to the memory of one girl with whom he spent his school days.
  • Since that day she has spent much of her time clinging to his back for transport.
  • I knew no more till I found myself clinging to a rock. Cited from My First Voyage to Southern Seas, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • He clung to the baby sister every moment he was in the house. Cited from Watch Yourself Go By, by Al. G. Field
  • She clung to him, and they talked very fast in their own language. Cited from Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's, by Laura Lee Hope
  • She still clings to the white, because through him she may hope to improve her position. Cited from Two Years in the French West Indies,by L. Hearn
  • And when they would have left her she clung to them and passed on thus into the crowd. Cited from The Coming of the King, by Bernie Babcock
  • He could, then, hardly understand how his mother could cling to hope. Cited from With Kitchener in the Soudan, by G. A. Henty
  • And now, when he is dead, his memory clings to me and never leaves me. Cited from The Hungry Stones et. al., by Rabindranath Tagore
  • He clung to a principle because he thought it true, not because others thought it so. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858, by Various
  • Because for the three years before he married, I clung to him.
  • We must cling to our youth, knowing that after our youth comes darkness. Cited from Major Vigoureux, by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • You know how little I cling to the popular version of the domestic story. Cited from The Daughters of Danaus, by Mona Caird
  • Strange that the less a man has to live for the more he clings to life. Cited from Memoirs, by Charles Godfrey Leland
  • And then their lips met and clung together, for the first time. Cited from Good Old Anna, by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Tell her what to do, and she will cling to you and follow your advice. Cited from In Honour's Cause, by George Manville Fenn
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Meaning of cling

  • noun Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
  • 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
  • verb To remain emotionally or intellectually attached
    He clings to the idea that she might still love him.
  • verb Hold on tightly or tenaciously
    hang on to your father's hands, The child clung to his mother's apron