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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.

Synonyms:

stick around, flummox, split, vex, pay heed, give ear, stick, hang, lodge, puzzle, fight off, attend, cover yourself, grasp, sting, amaze, fall, keep, cement, clasp, stay put, pose, advert, paste, perplex, save, harden, hold on, collect, hang on, deflect, get, mystify, adherence, tape, clutch, stay, wedge, stick to, stockpile, grip, dumbfound, deposit, study at stick, stupefy, baffle, fend off, stand/hold your ground, flow, stand firm, bonding, string up, retain, hold out for, remain, have the courage of your (own) convictions, carry, clingstone, hold to, stand by, rive, glue, grab, stand up to, not give/budge an inch, adhere, reserve, bewilder, hold off, cleave, beat off, hold fast, fight your corner, parry, gravel, cradle, hold fast to something, nonplus, keep hold of something, stick by, hold tight, cohere, hang up, set aside, drive off, cleave to, store up, beat, hoard.

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