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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cling  \Cling\  (kl[i^]ng),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clung} 
  (kl[u^]ng),  {Clong}  (kl[o^]ng),  Obs.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Clinging}.]  [AS.  clingan  to  adhere,  to  wither;  akin  to  Dan. 
  klynge  to  cluster,  crowd.  Cf  {Clump}.] 
  To  adhere  closely;  to  stick;  to  hold  fast  especially  by 
  twining  round  or  embracing;  as  the  tendril  of  a  vine  clings 
  to  its  support;  --  usually  followed  by  to  or  together. 
 
  And  what  hath  life  for  thee  That  thou  shouldst  cling  to 
  it  thus?  --Mrs.  Hemans. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cling  \Cling\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  adhere  to  especially  by  twining  round  or 
  embracing.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  clung  legs  as  close  to  his  side  as  I  could 
  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  make  to  dry  up  or  wither.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  thou  speak'st  false,  Upon  the  next  tree  shalt 
  thou  hang  alive,  Till  famine  cling  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cling  \Cling\,  n. 
  Adherence;  attachment;  devotion.  [R.] 
 
  A  more  tenacious  cling  to  worldly  respects.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cling 
  n  :  fruit  (especially  peach)  whose  flesh  adheres  strongly  to  the 
  pit  [syn:  {clingstone}] 
  v  1:  come  or  be  in  close  contact  with  "The  dress  clings  to  her 
  body";  "The  shirt  stuck  to  the  athlete's  sweaty  chest" 
  [syn:  {adhere},  {stick},  {cohere}] 
  2:  to  remain  emotionally  or  intellectually  attached;  "He  clings 
  to  the  idea  that  she  might  still  love  him." 
  3:  hold  on  tightly  or  tenaciously;  "hang  on  to  your  father's 
  hands";  "The  child  clung  to  his  mother's  apron"  [syn:  {hang}] 




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