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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
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