Word:

Cling

Pronunciation: klĭng
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Clung (klŭng), Clong (klǒng), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Clinging.]
And what hath life for thee
That thou shouldst cling to it thus?
- Mrs. Hemans.
v. t.1.To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
I clung legs as close to his side as I could.
- Swift.
2.To make to dry up or wither.
If thou speak'st false,
Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive,
Till famine cling thee.
- Shak.
n.1.Adherence; attachment; devotion.
A more tenacious cling to worldly respects.
- Milton.
Noun1.cling - fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
Synonyms: clingstone
Verb1.cling - 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"
Synonyms: cohere, adhere, cleave, stick
2.cling - to remain emotionally or intellectually attached; "He clings to the idea that she might still love him."
3.cling - hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron"
Synonyms: hang
accretion, adhere, adhere to, adherence, adhesion, agglomerate, agglomeration, agglutination, attach, bear hug, bite, bond, bunch, cherish, clamp, clasp, cleave, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling to, clinging, clip, clot, clotting, cluster, clustering, clutch, coagulate, coagulation, cohere, coherence, cohesion, cohesiveness, compaction, concretion, condensation, congeal, congealment, congelation, conglobation, conglomerate, conglomeration, consolidation, death grip, embrace, fasten, favor, firm hold, fix, foothold, footing, freeze to, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, grow together, hang on, hang on to, hang together, hold, hold fast, hold on, hold on to, hold tight, hold together, hug, inseparability, iron grip, junction, keep, keep hold of, mass, never let go, nip, persist, purchase, retain, seizure, set, solidification, solidify, stay, stay put, stick, stick to, stick together, sticking, take hold of, tight grip, toehold
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