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Synonyms of cling in English:


  • shorter rice grains have a tendency to cling together
    stick, adhere, hold, cohere, bond, bind
  • Phrases

    cling (on) to
  • 1 she clung to him, shuddering with emotion
    hold on to, clutch, grip, grasp, clasp, attach oneself to, hang on to, hold tightly, clench;
    embrace, hug, cuddle, entwine oneself around
  • 2 some politicians clung to the belief that peace could be maintained
    adhere to, hold to, stick to, stand by, abide by, remain attached to, remain devoted to, cherish, be loyal to, be faithful to, remain true to, have faith in, swear by
    informal stick with
    literary cleave to
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