Definition of cling :
1. Adherence; attachment; devotion.
2. 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.
3. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
4. To make to dry up or wither.
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attach (part of speech: verb)
join (part of speech: verb)
cohere (part of speech: verb)
- And to cling to life is the prime law. - "The Hidden Places", Bertrand W. Sinclair.
- So restless was the force of the wind that Brandon, on looking out to sea, had to cling to the rock to prevent himself from being blown away. - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.
- Of course it was her business to make me cling and I told her so. - "Esther", Henry Adams.