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Synonyms of cling in English:


  • 1 rice grains tend to cling together
    stick, adhere, hold, cohere, bond, bind
  • Phrases

    cling (on) to

  • 1.1 she clung to him
    hold on to, clutch, grip, grasp, clasp, attach oneself to, hang on to;
    embrace, hug
  • 2.1 they clung to their beliefs
    adhere to, hold to, stick to, stand by, abide by, cherish, remain true to, have faith in
    informalswear by, stick with
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