Associations to the word «Cling»

Wiktionary

CLING, noun. Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.
CLING, noun. Adherence; attachment; devotion
CLING, verb. ​To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
CLING, verb. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
CLING, verb. (transitive) To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
CLING, verb. (transitive) To cause to dry up or wither.
CLING, verb. (figurative) (with preposition to) to be fond of, to feel strongly about
CLING FILM, noun. (British) A plastic film (originally polyvinylidene chloride but now polyethylene) that is so thin that it clings to any object about which it is wrapped; used to cover and preserve foodstuffs etc.
CLING ON, verb. To hold on very tightly; to grip hard
CLING ON, verb. (figuratively) To hold on tightly

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway