HyperDic: cling

English > 4 senses of the word cling:
VERBcontactcling, cleave, adhere, stick, coherecome or be in close contact with
emotionclingto remain emotionally or intellectually attached
contactcling, hanghold on tightly or tenaciously
NOUNfoodcling, clingstonefruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
cling > pronunciation
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > cling: 4 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningfruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.
Broaderedible fruitedible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Spanishvariedad Clingstone
English > cling: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCome or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The dress clings to her body"
Synonymscleave, adhere, stick, cohere
EntailsattachBecome attached
Narroweragglutinateclump together
conglutinatestick together
moldfit tightly, follow the contours of
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Similar toadhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick tostick / stick to firmly
stickFasten with an adhesive material like glue
Spanishadherirse, adherir, aferrarse, aferrar, pegarse
Catalanadherir-se, adherir, aferrar-se, aferrar, enganxar
English > cling: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningTo remain emotionally or intellectually attached.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"He clings to the idea that she might still love him."
English > cling: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninghold on tightly or tenaciously.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Broadergrasp, hold onhold firmly
Spanishaferrarse, aferrar, asirse

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