cling

  • 1 cling — [klıŋ] v past tense and past participle clung [klʌŋ] [: Old English; Origin: clingan] 1.) [always + adverb/preposition] to hold someone or something tightly, especially because you do not feel safe cling to/on/at etc ▪ He wailed and clung to his… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Cling — may refer to: Cling, a song by Days of the New from their 1997 album Days of the New (also known as the Orange album ) Static cling, a natural phenomenon when things stick together caused by static electricity, usually due to rubbing as in a… …

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  • 3 cling — [ klıŋ ] (past tense and past participle clung [ klʌŋ ] ) verb intransitive ** 1. ) to hold onto something or someone tightly with your hands or arms, for example because you are afraid: Crossing the bridge, she felt dizzy and clung to the rails …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 cling — cling·i·ness; cling·ing·ly; cling·ing·ness; cling·stone; mus·cling; cling; …

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  • 5 cling´er — cling «klihng», verb, clung, cling|ing, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to stick or hold fast: »A vine clings to its support. Wet clothes cling to the body. SYNONYM(S): adhere. 2. to grasp; …

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  • 6 cling — interj. Cuvânt care imită sunetul clopoţeilor sau al zurgălăilor. ♦ Cuvânt care imită zgomotul produs de vibrarea sau de ciocnirea unor obiecte de metal sau de sticlă. [var.: clinc interj.] – Onomatopee. Trimis de RACAI, 30.09.2003. Sursa: DEX 98 …

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  • 7 cling|y — «KLIHNG ee», adjective, cling|i|er, cling|i|est. apt to cling; adhesive …

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  • 8 Cling — Cling, n. Adherence; attachment; devotion. [R.] [1913 Webster] A more tenacious cling to worldly respects. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Cling — (kl[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clung} (kl[u^]ng), {Clong} (kl[o^]ng), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clinging}.] [AS. clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan. klynge to cluster, crowd. Cf. {Clump}.] To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Cling — Cling, v. t. 1. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I clung legs as close to his side as I could. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To make to dry up or wither. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If thou speak st… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 cling — ► VERB (past and past part. clung) (cling to/on to) 1) hold on tightly to. 2) adhere or stick to. 3) remain persistently faithful to. 4) be emotionally dependent on. ORIGIN Old English, related to CLENCH …

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  • 12 cling — index cohere (adhere), persevere Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 cling to — index adhere (fasten), hold (possess), keep (shelter), observe (obey), perform ( …

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  • 14 cling — (v.) O.E. clingan hold fast, congeal, shrivel, from P.Gmc. *klingg (Cf. Dan. klynge to cluster; O.H.G. klinga narrow gorge; O.N. klengjask press onward; Dan. klinke, Du. klinken to clench; Ger. Klinke latch ). The main sense shifted by 13c. to …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 cling on to — cling to 1) she clung to him Syn: hold on to, clutch, grip, grasp, clasp, attach oneself to, hang on to; embrace, hug 2) they clung to their beliefs Syn: adhere to …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 cling — cleave, *stick, adhere, cohere Analogous words: depend, *rely, trust, count, bank, reckon: attach, affix, *fasten: *hang, dangle, suspend Contrasted words: desert, forsake, *abandon: Relinquish, leave, resign, yield …

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  • 17 cling — after a period of instability, has now rejected the past form clang, and has settled for clung as both the past tense and past participle …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 cling — [v] attach to adhere, be true to, cherish, clasp, cleave to, clutch, cohere, continue, embrace, endure, fasten, freeze to, grasp, grip, hang in, hang onto, hold fast, hug, last, linger, squeeze, stay put, stick, stick like glue*; con cepts 85,160 …

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  • 19 cling — [kliŋ] vi. clung, clinging [ME clingen < OE clingan, to adhere, stick together < IE * gel g < base * gel : see CLIMB] 1. to hold fast by or as by embracing, entwining, or sticking; adhere 2. a) to be or stay near, as if holding fast b)… …

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  • 20 cling — 01. The little boy was [clinging] to his mother as they walked into the kindergarten class. 02. The baby monkey [clung] to its mother s back as she climbed up into the tree. 03. A young man is [clinging] to life after being beaten up by a gang of …

    Grammatical examples in English


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