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English definition of “cling”

cling

verb [I]     /klɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle clung)
HOLD TIGHT to hold someone or something tightly, especially because you are frightened: She was found clinging to the ledge. I clung on to his hand in the dark.Having in your hands
STICK to stick to something: His damp hair clung to his forehead.Having in your hands
(Definition of cling verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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