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.
Clung imp. & p. p. of Cling.
Clung, a. Wasted away; shrunken. [Obs.]
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]