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Definition of Cling

Cling

  1. 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.
  2. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
  3. To make to dry up or wither.
  4. Adherence; attachment; devotion.

Cling Quotations

Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.
Louise J. Kaplan

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
George Sand

How we need another soul to cling to.
Sylvia Plath

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James A. Baldwin

The worst thing for a politician is to try and cling to power by every possible means, and focus only on that.
Vladimir Putin
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Cling Translations

cling in German is anschmiegen, klammern
cling in Spanish is agarrarse
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