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cleave to sth

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phrasal verb with cleave uk   us   /kliːv/ verb [I] (cleaved or US also clove, cleaved or US also cloven) literary or old use
to stick or hold firmly onto something: The ancient ivy cleaved to the ruined castle walls. to continue to believe firmly in something: People in the remote mountain villages still cleave to their old traditions.
Translations of “cleave to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 黏住, 附著, 緊貼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粘住, 附着, 紧贴…
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