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English noun: cling

1. cling (food) fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit


Synonymsclingstone


Broader (hypernym)edible fruit


English verb: cling

1. cling (contact) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation


SamplesThe dress clings to her body.
The label stuck to the box.
The sushi rice grains cohere.


Synonymsadhere, cleave, cohere, stick


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)agglutinate, conglutinate, mold


Entailattach


Verb groupadhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick, stick to

2. cling (emotion) to remain emotionally or intellectually attached


SamplesHe clings to the idea that she might still love him..


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

3. cling (contact) hold on tightly or tenaciously


SamplesHang on to your father's hands.
The child clung to his mother's apron.


Synonymshang


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)grasp, hold on









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