Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cling

1 sense of cling

Sense 1
cling, clingstone -- (fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit)
       => edible fruit -- (edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cling

3 senses of cling

Sense 1
cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere -- (come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 2
cling -- (to remain emotionally or intellectually attached; "He clings to the idea that she might still love him.")

Sense 3
cling, hang -- (hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron")
       => grasp, hold on -- (hold firmly)

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