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cling

noun

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a physical sticking to as if by glue
  • for certain types of materials that plastic wrap has very little cling

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cling

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of cling (Entry 2 of 2)

to hold to something firmly as if by adhesion
  • a dozen magnets clinging to the refrigerator

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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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The first known use of cling was before the 12th century

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“Cling.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cling. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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