American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining: clung to the rope to keep from falling; fabrics that cling to the body.
- v. To remain close; resist separation: We clung together in the storm.
- v. To remain emotionally attached; hold on: clinging to outdated customs.
- n. Botany A clingstone.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To adhere closely; be attached; stick: as, a wet garment clings to the limbs.
- To hold fast, especially by the hands or by coiling round or embracing, or, figuratively, by refusing to abandon or give up.
- To rush with violence.
- To wither; shrivel.
- To cause to adhere closely; apply firmly and closely.
- To consume; waste to leanness; shrivel.
- n. Adherence; attachment; the act of holding fast; embrace.
- n. A bunch; a cluster; an aggregation of several things that cling together.
- n. A dysentery or bloody flux of sheep: a frequently fatal inflammation of the large intestine of sheep, accompanied with fever and fluid discharges from the bowels.
- n. In horticulture, a peach, nectarine, or apricot in which the flesh adheres strongly to the stone; a clingstone.
- n. Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.
- n. adherence; attachment; devotion
- v. To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
- v. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast, especially by twining round or embracing; ; -- usually followed by
- v. obsolete To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
- v. obsolete To make to dry up or wither.
- n. rare Adherence; attachment; devotion.
- n. fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
- v. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
- v. to remain emotionally or intellectually attached
- v. hold on tightly or tenaciously
- Old English? clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Danish klynge to cluster, crowd. Compare clump. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English clingen, from Old English clingan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And all the while from ahead, close by the moving lanthorn, came the musical _cling, cling, cling, cling_ of the mules 'bell, with the low muttering sound made by the doctor and Griggs as they entered into a conversation about the state of the country into which they were penetrating.”
“Six massive shapes wrapped in cling film rise from the floor: rotund, curvaceous, one shaped like a fennel bulb with an elegant slender neck, another like a Russian doll, yet another plumped and segmented like a swollen gourd.”
“If you don't want to eat the meat right away, take it out of the salt water soak, wrap the pieces individually in cling wrap, and put the bunch in a zip lock bag.”
“Store at room temperature wrapped in cling wrap for up to 5 days, or slice and freeze wrapped in foil.”
“Cool completely on a rack before slicing, or wrapping in cling wrap and freezing.”
“I wonder how long it took the Met to get into their carrier after we wrapped it in cling film … … on August 14, 2008 at 10: 19 am | Reply Luitenant Verkramp”
“Wrap dough in cling film and refrigerate 12 hours.”
“He still insists, but without the word cling, that folks hold to religion and all out of frustration.”
“Take the piece of fillet and wrap it in cling film.”
“I wrapped this dream result in cling wrap, to frost the next day.”
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