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prét, pp clung
British English: /klɪŋ/
American English: /klɪŋ/

Translation of cling in French:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (physically)to cling (on) to
    se cramponner à (person, rail, raft etc)
    to cling together
    se cramponner l'un à l'autre
    to cling on to something for dear life
    se cramponner de toutes ses forces à quelque chose
  • 2 (emotionally)to cling to
    se cramponner à (parent, beliefs, myth, hope, habit, lifestyle, power)
    he clings to me all the time
    c'est un vrai crampon
    she clings to people for support
    elle s'appuie sur les autres
  • 3 (adhere)
    (leaf, moss)
    coller (to à)
    the road clung to the mountain
    la route s'accrochait au flanc de la montagne

Phrasal verbs

cling on

(custom, myth)
survivre obstinément
to cling on to something
se cramponner à quelque chose
Definition of cling in:
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