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English definition of “cling”

cling

verb [I + adv/prep] (HOLD)    /klɪŋ/ (clung, clung)
C2 to stick onto or hold something or someone tightly, or to refuse to stop holding them: We got so wet that our clothes clung to us. They clung together in terror as the screams grew louder. One little girl was clinging onto a cuddly toy. She clung to the handrail as she walked down the slippery steps.Having in your hands clinging     /ˈklɪŋ.ɪŋ/ adjective (also clingy)Anxious and worried
(Definition of cling verb (HOLD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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