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English definition of “cling”

cling

verb (STAY CLOSE)    /klɪŋ/ (clung, clung)
[I usually + adv/prep] to stay close or near: The road clings to (= closely follows) the coastline for several miles, then it turns inland.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen [I] disapproving to stay close to someone who is taking care of you, because you need their support: Jenny is the kind of child who always clings whenever she's taken to a new place.Creating alliances clinging     /ˈklɪŋ.ɪŋ/ adjective (also clingy)Anxious and worried
(Definition of cling verb (STAY CLOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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