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cling

 
 
pronunciation:
klIng
part of speech: verb
inflections: clings, clinging, clung
definition 1: to stick closely.
Excuse me, but a strand of spaghetti is clinging to your chin!
synonyms:
adhere, stick
similar words:
fasten, hold
definition 2: to hold onto someone or something tightly.
Lost in the snowy woods, they clung to each other for warmth.
similar words:
clinch, embrace, hug
derivations: clingy (adj.), clingingly (adv.), clinger (n.), clinginess (n.)