Cling v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clung Clong (klŏng), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Clinging.] 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.
And what hath life for thee
That thou shouldst cling to it thus? --Mrs. Hemans.
Cling, v. t.
1. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing. [Obs.]
I clung legs as close to his side as I could. --Swift.
2. To make to dry up or wither. [Obs.]
If thou speak'st false,
Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive,
Till famine cling thee. --Shak.
Cling, n. Adherence; attachment; devotion. [R.]
A more tenacious cling to worldly respects. --Milton.
n : fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the
pit [syn: clingstone]
v 1: 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"
[syn: cleave, adhere, stick, cohere]
2: to remain emotionally or intellectually attached; "He clings
to the idea that she might still love him."
3: hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's
hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" [syn: hang]