from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive 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.
- intransitive v. To remain close; resist separation: We clung together in the storm.
- intransitive v. To remain emotionally attached; hold on: clinging to outdated customs.
- n. Botany A clingstone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast, especially by twining round or embracing; ; -- usually followed by to or together.
- transitive v. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
- transitive v. To make to dry up or wither.
- n. Adherence; attachment; devotion.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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.