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cling

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cling

  1. a physical sticking to as if by glue for certain types of materials that plastic wrap has very little cling Synonyms of cling adherence, bonding, adhesionWords Related to cling agglutination, clumping, cohesion; adhesiveness, attachment, cohesiveness, tenacity; cementing, gluing (also glueing)Antonyms of cling unsticking


cling

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cling

  1. to hold to something firmly as if by adhesion a dozen magnets clinging to the refrigerator Synonyms of cling adhere, cleave, stick, hewWords Related to cling bind, cohere, fasten, fuse, glue, uniteNear Antonyms of cling loosen; drop, fall

Synonym Discussion of cling

stick, adhere, cohere, cling, cleave mean to become closely attached. stick implies attachment by affixing or by being glued together.
    • couldn't get the label to stick
adhere is often interchangeable with stick but sometimes implies a growing together.
    • antibodies adhering to a virus
cohere suggests a sticking together of parts so that they form a unified mass.
    • eggs will make the mixture cohere
cling implies attachment by hanging on with arms or tendrils.
    • clinging to a capsized boat
cleave stresses strength of attachment.
    • the wet shirt cleaved to his back


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